The Legendary Kool G Rap Returns With ‘Return Of The Don’, Which Will Be Released On 6.2.2017
Hip Hop’s golden era constituent, Queens’ native, the godfather of Mafioso rap, legendary and influential emcee, Kool G Rap, broke out in the late 80s & early 90s as one half of the duo with DJ Polo. Together, Kool G Rap & DJ Polo released three undisputed classic albums; beginning with their debut album ‘Road To The Riches‘ (1989), ‘Wanted: Dead or Alive‘ (1990), & ‘Live and Let Die‘ (1992).
Simultaneously, G Rap & DJ Polo gained notoriety as members of The Juice Crew, whose noteworthy membership includes DJ Marley Marl, Big Daddy Kane, Masta Ace, & Roxanne Shante. At the height of hip-hop’s golden age, The Juice Crew was the definition of innovative and not only influenced the culture as a whole (style, lyricism, creativity), but also impressed the importance of style, substance, & technique upon the next wave of ambassadors (Nas, Jay-Z, Big Pun, Ice Cube, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., etc).
After a successful run with DJ Polo & The Juice Crew, G Rap embarked on a solo-career, with his solo debut, ‘4, 5, 6‘, appearing in 1995, which was preceded by ‘Roots of Evil‘ (1998) & ‘The Giancana Story‘ (2002) which featured AZ, Nas, Joell Ortiz, Mobb Deep, & CNN. Six years later, G Rap released ‘Half a Klip‘ (2008), which included production from DJ Premier & DJ Marley Marl.
Tomorrow (6.2.2017), Kool G Rap will release his new solo album, ‘Return Of The Don‘, which is entirely produced by MoSS and features a veritable who’s who list of new & familiar spitters; Freeway, Noreaga, Sean Price, Cormega, Raekwon, Sheek Louch, Saigon, Termanology, Fame, KXNG Crooked, Conway The Machine & Westside Gunn (the newest signees to Eminem’s Shady Records), and the late Sean Price.
‘Return Of The Don‘ Tracklisting:
- Return Of The Don
- Mack Lean featuring Fred The Godson & AG Da Coroner
- Criminal Outfit featuring Noreaga
- Wise Guys featuring Fame (M.O.P.) & Freeway
- Times Up
- Out For That Life featuring Raekwon
- Capitol Hill featuring Manolo Rose, Sheek Louch, & Cormega
- Running featuring Termanology & Saigon
- World Is Mine featuring KXNG Crooked, Willie The Kid, & Pearl Gates
- Popped Off featuring Sean Price & Ransom
- Rest In Peace featuring Conway The Machine & Westside Gunn
***All Tracks Produced by MoSS
“Return Of The Don World Tour” Dates:
- 6.10.2017 – Rome, Italy – Villaggio Globale
- 6.13.2017 – Stockholm, Sweden – Kagelbanan
- 6.14.2017 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
- 6.16.2017 – Dublin, Ireland – Sugar Club
- 6.19.2017 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC2
- 6.20.2017 – Leeds, UK – Wardrobe
- 6.21.2017 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
- 6.22.2017 – Bristol UK – O2 Academy Bristol
- 6.23.2017 – London UK – O2 Academy Islington
- 6.26.2017 – Norwich, UK – TBA
- 6.28.2017 – Leicester, UK – 2 Funky Cafe
- 7.6.2017 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Bitterzoet
- 7.8.2017 – Oslo, Norway – Blaa
- 7.9.2017 – Paris, France – Paris Hip-Hop Festival
- 8.18.2017 – Orpund, Switzerland – Royal Arena Festival
- 8.19.2017 – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic – Hip Hop Kemp Festival
To celebrate the release of ‘Return Of The Don‘ (which is currently hovering at #7 on the iTunes hip-hop chart), G Rap liberates the first visual from the project–“Runnin”–which features Saigon & Termanology. The video was debuted today along with a Q&A by Mass Appeal.