Before she passed, The Incomparable Shakespeare‘s mother taught him that anything worth having was worth fighting for. That’s why the NYC underground mainstay’s put it All on the Line for his music—from his reputation, to his finances, to his relationships. On the freshly-released lead single off his next full-length, Shake meditates on the many sacrifices he’s made to pursue excellence on the mic. Despite the frustration evident in his flow, he remains as dedicated to the hustle as ever; after all, he’s come much too far to turn back now. Checkmate Muzik crafts a frantic arpeggiated-synth beat to back the rhymesayer’s racing thoughts, and single Sophia Lauren brings a touch of smoothness to the chorus. By Any Dreams Necessary has yet to be assigned a drop date, but fans should stay tuned. We in the Booth will keep you supplied with the latest news and tunes leading up to the LP’s eventual release via his own Shake Ink.
Written by richard on 10/6/13
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