Highly recommended to me recently has been Troy Ave's debut album New York City: The Album. The Brooklyn MC is deserving of his acclaim thus far for a complete and substantive homage to the Big Apple. As I dug into the album, this particular song gave me a strong, definitive imprint of Ave's grit, presence, and potential. WHAT I HEAR are piano chords and distant guitar riffs that back drop a fluent Brooklyn flow and a hook scheme that reminds me very much of another New York rapper named Curtis. Hit the jump for it.
- Martin S.