Hip-hop may not recognize royal bloodlines, but anyone who's heard King Mez rock the mic can tell you that the North Carolina native was born for this sh*t. Today, the Booth fave lays his claim to the throne with album leak The Rebirth--a joint which, I feel obligated to note, has nothing to do with, nor anything in common with a certain rap heavyweight's disastrous rock album of the same title. E. Jones mans the boards, serving up a bombastic, brass-sampled beat fit for rap royalty as the freestyle series alum exults in his success, looking back on the long road behind him: “God gave me hella weight, most couldn't carry this, but I persevered and I been a king ever since.” And, just in case the headliner's tightly-wound bars aren't enough to fill your recommended daily allowance of lyrical fire, Brooklyn underground mainstay Skyzoo grabs the mic to showcase his world-class pen game on the back. King Mez' next project, My Everlasting Zeal, is scheduled to hit the 'net in late fall/early winter. In the meantime, why not take a listen to The King's Khrysis, available for free streaming and download in the Booth?
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