Gabe ‘Nandez: Seven (Stream)

Following on from the release of two solid singles, we can all now enjoy the full splendour of the latest EP from Gabe ‘Nandez. Seven is rooted in the New York rap that paved the way for artists like ‘Nandez to shine, while embracing the more modern sounds of the city’s still burgeoning scene. Those previously mentioned singles are the perfect example of that duality, with Osiris sounding like it could easily have burst through your speakers at the tail-end of the last millennium, while the ELUCID assisted, Coupé Décalé, feels very much like a product of the more recent wave. And I’m here for all of it, especially as ‘Nandez doesn’t drop a dud bar throughout the entirety of the EP. You can test this out for yourself below, with streams and downloads also available from the usual spots.

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Gabe ‘Nandez ft. ELUCID: Coupé Décalé

Gabe ‘Nandez continues to build the anticipation for his forthcoming album, with the release of another strong single. Coupé Décalé sees the NY rapper teaming up with another monumental voice from the boroughs, ELUCID, as they both deliver their verses over some typically compulsive Roper Williams production. Seven is due for release on 29 July via POW Recordings.

Gabe ‘Nandez: Osiris

Occasionally I sleep on rappers, which is fine as long as I wake up eventually. Case in point – Gabe Nandez and his single, Osiris, which is paving the way for his upcoming album release. My critical analysis for most new rappers I come across, usually stretches to two questions: Can they rap well and do they sound good when they do it? The answer to both of these is a resounding yes in Nandez’s case and so I look forward to hearing what his album brings forth. The production on Osiris comes courtesy of Roper Williams and Tony Seltzer. Seven is due for release on POW Recordings next month.