October 20, 2016

Cormega "Mega Fresh X" (Song + Rap Pages, 2006)


"I don't even know how this song came out. It's a freak accident and a blessing. It's like having Jordan with Abdul-Jabbar, etc. I always said that if I had to do a song that reflected NY, I'd get some of the top people from those boroughs. So Kane was the pinnacle of Brooklyn, KRS-One is The Bronx, I said I'll hold down Queens even though I'm not from that era. For Westchester, New Rochelle and Mount Vernon, the outer areas was Grand Puba. Then Long Island is Rakim. I wanted to get Force MDs to rep Staten Island, but they're there in spirit. I had an alternate for every slot since people like Rakim are hard to get. My second choice was EPMD for LI. So Parrish Smith came through and did it. If I couldn't get Kane, somebody suggested Special Ed, but he said he wanted $10,000! I said hell no, he ain't had a record out since The Smurfs was on. Kane came through and blessed it, plus he ain't kill my pocket. KRS-One came through and did it with no problem. Then Puba came through and we had the stack of money waitin' and he did his thing. I'm not afraid to admit I was a fan of somebody. For me to sit and watch Kane spit was a crazy honor. The song is my greatest achievement as an artist. No matter what I sell, I'm trying to get Red Alert to do the intro, he'll rep Manhattan. Now I just gotta get Ralph McDaniels to do the video. I have a title, but I'm not gonna say yet..." The track was originally released to blogs/radio in July '08 with the title "Fresh," but when Cormega's Born and Raised album officially dropped in October 2009, it was called "Mega Fresh X," with production from the legendary D.I.T.C. producer Buckwild. Listen below...