Following the success of their song “Take A Knee” that is Number 5 on Nasty Nes’ RapAttackLive.com college radio chart, Tribeca-Grand releases another hot track, “NY-PHI,” now available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Tidal and other digital service providers. The duo turns a Grammy-winning Hip-Hop classic on its head. Digable Planets' “Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like That)” makes a chopped-up cameo while Tribeca (BX) and Grand Agent (North Philly) send up an ode to their respective hometowns. The song also includes an interpolation of Boyz II Men’s Grammy Award-winner “Motownphilly.” The artwork, created by renowned Australian artist Cint Clare, is equally adventurous, turning the Statue of Liberty into a medallion-rockin' femcee.
The group explains the motivation for the song. "We wanted to follow up with something that spoke to who we are aside from ‘Take A Knee,’” Tribeca-Grand says about “NY-PHI.” “The obvious part is where we're from. But to mash up Digable Planets and Boyz II Men, that speaks more to the flavor of the forthcoming album Sport Of The Gods. It’s adventurous and artful, but commercially solid."
Hear Tribeca-Grand discuss their new music today on back-to-back Sirius XM shows, Showoff Radio with Statik Selektah on Shade 45 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST and Rap Is Outta Control with DJ Eclipse and DJ Riz on Hip Hop Nation channel 44, 10 p.m. - 12 a.m. EST.
Tribeca-Grand represents the essence of all the best hip hop has to offer. The duo includes members Tribeca and Grand Agent. Tribeca is an accomplished MC, producer, songwriter, author and Bronx representative who has worked with Camp Lo, KRS One, Guru of GangStarr, Beat Brokerz and Pharoahe Monch with whom he recorded the ESPN anthem “My Life.” Grand Agent is an MC, lyricist, playwright, visionary and proud Philadelphian who has recorded and toured with Pete Rock, Large Pro, Lord Finesse, MOP, Hi-Tek, Common, Madlib, Smif-N-Wessun, Planet Asia, among others. “Take A Knee” is the first single from their forthcoming album, Sport of the Gods.
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