One of Detroit’s renowned emcees Guilty Simpson and Philadelphia-based producer Small Professor are collaborating on a new album, Highway Robbery which Coalmine Records will be releasing on September 24th. The first single off the new effort, “On the Run” features the scratching of DJ Revolution and sonically it’s a cinematic track, perfect for a film noir portraying the life of a (possibly) innocent man on the run from the long arm of the law. But underneath, the track buzzes with a determined sense of menace. At the end of the day, it’s pure street hip hop – dope beats, stories of crime, and an emcee with an incredible gift for novelistic lyricism. (In some way it brings to mind the hip hop of the 90s – imagine Nas, Mobb Deep, etc.)