Smash Brothers - Never Shall I Run
Nintendo’s Super Smash Brothers might have gone by the wayside as more advanced gaming systems have come along, but its impact has certainly left an indelible imprint on modern hip-hop. Just as eager to save hip-hop from itself as their namesake characters were to toss barrels and rescue lost princesses, both members of Brooklyn duo Smash Brothers are creating quite a buzz for their new LP, Fear Factor. On a self-produced track from the project entitled Never Shall I Run, partners Ash Holmz and Classicbeatz announce their arrival and inform us that they’re not going anywhere. Trading stories of their own beginnings in the biz, Ash and Classic dominate the record. For more rhymes fit to rescue rap, check out Fear Factor, in stores now.