Pro Era member Aaron Rose delivers a tough-as-nails new heater, ”Swank Corleone,” that also serves as the lead single f his long-awaited EP, Elixir.
While a majority the EP is produced by fellow Brooklynite J57, “Swank Corleone” finds Rose collaborating with Boston artist Latrell James. And the result is one the heaviest tracks the emcee has released to date. He has his own rhymes to thank for that, because he blends ridiculous wordplay with an even crazier flow that he rattles f over massive bass and moody piano keys.
The skittering instrumental is the perfect complement to Rose’s bars, which combine tough-talk bravado (“My ni**a, I’m very clever/ Let me guess, you too?) with some shots aimed at his critics. Just peep these lines: “Step into my ring, get boxed in/ The most diverse, but they sayin’ we boxed in/ So even if you drop a pin, you couldn’t find me.” You may think you know what Rose and his Pro Era cohorts have to fer, but you’d also be dead wrong.
“Swank Corleone” can now be streamed, and is available for download as the first instant grat track f the iTunes pre-order for Elixir, which drops Dec. 16 via Coalmine Records.