September 22, 2021

Rasheed Chappell & 38 Spesh "Checks & Balances" (EP Stream)

In the Spring of 2020, Rasheed Chappell and 38 Spesh linked for their debut collaborative project, Ways & Means. I don't know if this would be considered a "surprise" release, but it is to me, as they've now dropped their follow-up EP/album, Checks & Balances. The 9-track effort has been released through Italian label Tuff Kong Records via limited edition vinyl. Rasheed always comes with through provoking lyrics and clever wordplay. 38 Spesh delivers more crafty production with cuts from DJ Eclipse and features from Maf, B.A. Badd and The Musalini. Dig into the archives to revisit Ways & Means; the collaborative album Saints & Sinners with Buckwild and Rasheed's new solo EP, 15 Minutes in Queens. As always, I recommend going back to Future Before Nostalgia too... Rasheed has been making a name for himself in the culture for over a decade. Props to the OG, DJ Eclipse.