Shane Eli - Knuckle Up

Posted 6 years ago
Tags: Shane Eli
Producer:
Shane Eli
Album:
The Push

On his Booth debut, featured last Thursday, Shane Eli reflected on the difficulty of carving out a personal identity, particularly when one resides in the Grey Area at the center of an racial and cultural divide. As refreshing as the artist’s insights were, however, contemplation ultimately has to give way to action; the project’s second leak finds the Los Angeles native ready to Knuckle Up and plow through anyone who gets in the way of his trajectory to the top. Once again doing double-duty on the mic and behind the boards, Eli delivers his braggadocio-drenched bars over a driving mix of clattering percussion and grimy synths. As different as this cut is from its predecessor, it carries an equally worthwhile message: “Those who don’t create the future they want must endure the future they get.” If you’re hoping that more fresh tunes from Shane Eli lie in your future, you’ll most definitely want to reach out and download his Booth-sponsored street album, The Push, when it lands on our front page this June.

Shane Eli

Written by
Posted 6 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Shane Eli

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Vic Mensa Cancels “Traffic” to Make More Personal Album

Vic Mensa completely scrapped his upcoming "Traffic" album to start over on a more political and personal project. Read More
Posted about 20 minutes ago by William E. Ketchum III

Chance the Rapper’s Music Festival is Presented by Bud Light, What’s “Indie” Mean Again?

Chance's festival is backed by some of the largest corporations in the country - not bad for an "indie" rapper from 79th. Read More
Posted about 60 minutes ago by Nathan S.

J. Cole, Wale, Plies & More All Had Singles Go Platinum in 2016

New streaming rules mean that both Desiigner and N.W.A., Nelly and Kid Cudi have all gone platinum this year. Read More
Posted 2 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III

Tyler, The Creator: Pharrell’s “In My Mind” Helped Launch Odd Future

Many consider Pharrell’s "In My Mind" a failure, but it helped Tyler, The Creator launch his career. Read More
Posted 4 hours ago by William E. Ketchum III

Chuck Inglish: Anyone Who Says All Lives Matter is a Dick

The reunited Cool Kids emcee sits down with DJBooth for a passionate talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by Nathan S.

How Royce da 5’9” Had the Best Album Rollout of 2016

In the age of the surprise release, album roll outs still matter and Royce da 5'9" did it best with "Layers." Read More
Posted 20 hours ago by Yoh
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.