1996 was — without question — a great year in the timeline of hip-hop. Artists such as The Fugees and Jay-Z dropped records; we lost Tupac Shakur, and everyone was still rocking Gerbaud jeans and Karl Kani sweats. Uniondale, New York, born rapper Avarice has tried to instil some of the feeling and sensibility of that era into his new record, aptly titled “1996.” “I consider myself a lyricist, and I try to provide thought provoking material,” he says when discussing his music. The song, ’96’, features Avarice bar heavy flow meshed with vocals by west coast legend Rass Kass, who made his debut with Soul On Ice during the year in question.
The track will be featured on Avarice’s soon-to-be-released project, “When Pawns Become Kings.” Check it out below!