Right out of the gate, “The Outbreak” makes it clear that R.O.T.’s MuGGz and Tay Dayne aren’t fucking around with their verses. Both emcees deliver bars that blend the abstract with the direct, painting lyrical pictures that take repeated listens to decipher and understand.
The thing is, you’ll only grow to love their rhymes more with each spin as you pick up on lines like, “Same time Arnold killed Tookie, shit was foul on my mental / Nas turn they back on me, finger-pointin’, rattin’ on me” and “Every dog has its day, don’t get caught with no fleas / Better cover all your dues or get covered in fees.”
The single is produced by close collaborator Endemic Emerald (Sean Price, Wu-Tang), who also provided the beats for the entire project. His instrumental is the ideal grime-covered canvas for the two members of R.O.T. to showcase their talents, and just wait until you hear the rest of what they’ve put together on ‘H1N1‘.
“The Outbreak” is available now for stream through select platforms, while ‘H1N1‘—which is due out June 05 via Endemic’s No Cure Records—may be pre-ordered on vinyl through Bandcamp.
- The Outbreak
- Table Of Elements
- Trading Places
- Major Way