Since 2004, the team at Leedz Edutainment has put on for Hip-Hop from across the map. Whether it’s an up-and-coming cat from the New England area or a legendary emcee, Leedz’ placement as a top-tier promotion crew is well-known. And their new compilation, 'Eastern Standard', proves exactly that as it pulls together a variety of dope Hip-Hop acts with roots on the East Coast.
It’s only fitting, then, that the project’s lead single is “The East Coast”, a hard-nosed head-nodder from Philadelphia native & renown Nerdcore rapper, Mega Ran. While he’s well known for his upbeat disposition on social media & more narrative-heavy joints, Ran can go toe-to-toe with the grittier spitters, too.
At least, that’s what he brings on this slapper produced by Boston-based artist The Arcitype, with cuts accompanied by DJ Slipwax who works in some slick scratched vocals from The Roots’ Black Thought. “The East Coast” depicts a reality that Ran and plenty of others have experienced, from the fact that damn near “everybody can rock a mic / and somehow 7 on 1 is the make up of a proper fight.”