Adrian Lau - The Departed

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  • Artist: Adrian Lau
  • Track: The Departed
  • Producer: Adrian Lau
  • Album: DJBooth Freestyle Series (#35)

Oft imitated but never equaled, the DJBooth Freestyle Series ran from February 2009 through June 2011. Its 250 total entries were the work of a veritable who's-who of underground and emerging emcees, including rising stars like Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller. Now, it's back for a second round.

The 35th entry in the relaunched series comes courtesy of Adrian Lau, the Empire State buzzmaker who brought us reader-acclaimed cuts like Under Control and All a Game. On The Departed, the SRFSCHL signee flexes his lyrical muscles over an original, self-produced instrumental. Fred Lozano provides original artwork to accompany the freestyle.

Adrian Lau is currently hard at work on his next mixtape, projected to drop sometime this winter. Keep it locked for further details on the yet-unscheduled set!