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 second single off the forthcoming album, “It’s Nuthin’” features AG of Showbiz and AG fame, and employs the use of a soulful sample that buzzes and stomps with a purposeful, determined sense of menace. Unlike most contemporary and mainstream hip hop albums where there are several different producers hired for particular tracks and tons useless guest spots, the first two singles off Highway Robbery reveal the album to be an organic and consistent whole – and it comes from the fact that producer and artist share the same and very particular vision.
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.)