Album: Papoose – May

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American rapper and songwriter, Shamele Mackie, known professionally as Papoose returns to spit bars on new album “May,” featuring guest appearances from KXNGG Crooked, Billy Danze, and more.

On a day that has already been celebrated as a triumphant return for bars, with new albums from Lloyd Banks, Smoke DZA, Peter Rosenberg, and more — Papoose has come through with the icing on the cake. Today, the lyricist has come through with May, an eight-track endeavor featuring guest appearances from KXNG Crooked, Billy Danze, Ransom, and 38 Spesh.

Off the bat, Papoose sets a hard-hitting tone with a blistering KXNG Crooked duet, with both emcees laying waste to a simmering guitar-driven instrumental. Though going toe-to-toe with Crook is no easy feat, Papoose is more than capable of holding his own, matching wits with the Slaughterhouse rhymer as equals. Next up is “Brooklyn,” which finds Pap teaming up with M.O.P veteran Billy Danze for an aggressive and menacing collaboration that evokes shades of classic New York golden era hip-hop.

The consistency continues throughout, with Pap exploring a few different topics as the album progresses. “My Favorite Gemini” finds him in his sentimental bag, a soulful Blueprint-esque instrumental keeping it comfortably removed from saccharine territory. In keeping with the JAY-Z influence that’s lingering throughout, Papoose closes May out with “Dead Presidents 2021,” taking to the classic instrumental and living up to its prestigious reputation.

Papoose rap debut on Kool G Rap’s 1998 album Roots of Evil, Papoose produced and distributed his own mixtapes during the early 2000s, eventually signing a $1.5 million contract with Jive Records.

May Album Tracklist:

  1. Overrated
  2. Brooklyn (feat. Billy Danze)
  3. Problematic
  4. Grown Man (feat. Ransom)
  5. Battering Ram (feat. 38 Spesh)
  6. My Favorite Gemini
  7. Marketing Plan
  8. Dead Presidents 2021


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