38 Spesh has been so focused on producing for the last year, rappers finally got a chance to breathe. But that will end when he releases his forthcoming 3rd EP 7 Shots on September 7, which will once again demonstrate how effortless emceeing is for the Rochester mastermind.
Upstate boss 38 Spesh is known for dropping guest verses that are the highlight of other artists’ albums. He has quietly become tastemakers’ top pick for “next to blow.” Just ask DJ Premier, Sway, Method Man, Lloyd Banks or Mistah FAB. Further, his ear for talent heralded the arrival of Che Noir & the reemergence of Ransom. Not to mention, he signed Benny the Butcher to his label almost a decade before he entered the spotlight. And as far as his production, he may be the most slept-on beat-maker in the game. He has crafted tailor-made, distinctive sound beds for a who’s who list of emcees in the new underground.
Though Spesh has been content to play the background while helping others move to the forefront, starting this summer, he is about to go on an epic run, as its time for Spesh to take his place among the scene’s elite & it all starts with 7 Shots, the 3rd installment in his evolving fan-favorite Shots series
To get listeners ready for what they are about to experience on 7 Shots, Spesh sparked it off with the project’s lead-single “Last Gasp,” which featured Trust Mob capo Ransom. Today, Spesh returns with a new single “Painful” featuring Freeway & Che Noir.
“This song is pure pain just like the title says” 38 Spesh reveals. “Especially for me & Freeway because the track was brought together by a mutual friend of ours who passed away shortly after we made it.”