Another week brings another #BlessTheBooth as Newark, NJ native and battle rap veteran Tsu Surf follows up KING Z3US' "Testimony" by entering our Booth to deliver his own.
Taking on a soulful, yet appropriately gritty backdrop from producer Trunk Knockaz, the Jersey emcee introduces us to the "Cold Winters" of his hometown, winding through street-ready wordplay with a heavy dose of emotion intact.
For more from Tsu Surf, make sure to check out his long-awaited Newark project, released late last year and featuring esteemed names Joe Budden, Styles P, Jadakiss, Emanny, Manolo Rose and more.Beyond that, keep it locked (and subscribe to our YouTube channel) for more audio and visual dopeness from Tommy Swisher and more.
We hope you feel blessed, because following entries from Casey Veggies, Locksmith, Chaz French, Don Mykel and more, we have reached the 23rd installment in our Bless The Booth series, presented by TuneCore. For those not up to date, Bless The Booth has taken over for our now completed DJBooth Freestyle Series, which ran on and off for the past six years and included contributions from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf, Big K.R.I.T. and more.
From the DJBooth headquarters at #AudiomackStudios, located in the heart of SoHo, NYC, to your laptop or phone (more likely), Bless The Booth brings you exclusive bars from your favorite emcees. Characterized by its off the cuff nature, our Bless The Booth series is the result of artists coming through our office to kick back and have a drink or two while enjoying the comforts of our newly remodeled digs. After cycling through a wide range of beats and achieving the optimal vibe, it's time to head into the booth and hit record.
By Brendan Varan, Music Editor of DJBooth. Follow him on Twitter.