- Artist: Styles P
- Track: Harsh
- Feat. Busta Rhymes, Rick Ross
- Producer: Phonix
- Album: Master of Ceremonies
There's only one word to properly describe the treatment that awaits those who run afoul of Styles P. and his crew: Harsh. If it's any consolation, though, you can be sure the D-Block emcee will sound damn smooth while wrecking your sh*t. The latest single off Styles' fourth solo set is all about contrast; while Phonix keeps it delicate and understated on the production tip, layering tinkling bell arpeggios and warm synth chords over a head-nodding break, the Ghost doesn't take that as an invitation to walk on eggshells. Instead, he drops rhymes that are as "hostile [and] aggressive" in content as his delivery is nonchalant, throwing in an allusion to the "bathroom scene" from The Godfather to drive the point home. More contrast? You got it--guests Rick Ross and Busta Rhymes assist on the guest tip, the former bringing his trademark bluster on the middle, and the latter stealing the show with a display of untrammeled aggression on the back end. Time to weigh in, readers: does this cut go down like a spoonful of honey, or is it a little, well, Harsh? Those digging it should keep it locked for the latest on Master of Ceremonies, scheduled for a fall release by D-Block/eOne Music.