Almighty - Obey (The Statesmen)
Close your eyes and imagine a mad scientist with a taste for underground hip-hop brooding over a cluster of beakers, frenetically mixing solutions and flipping levers while a thunderstorm roars outside. Suddenly, he grabs a handful of test tubes containing some of the dopest indie rappers in the game and throws them all into a cauldron, slipping on his goggles just in time for the explosion. And voila! There you have Almighty. The Wu-Tang affiliated supergroup is an army composed of Bronze Nazareth, M-80, Killah Priest, C-Rayz Walz, Son One & 5-Star, making it quite a force to be reckoned with in the throes of the underground. Their first single, Obey (The Statesmen), lets them each do their own thing over the sample-laden production of Davey D. Their debut album, Original S.I.N. (Strength in Numbers), drops July 22.