This is a powerful track which combines golden-era Blu flows, Cashus King‘s conscious hip-hop and production that’s driving–but still laidback. In a few words, “Black Israelis” is one of those tracks that you need to hear. When Solomon hit my line introducing the track, I was like “yeah, I’ve got to feature this one.” Not only does it feature Blu (who SOTB Day Ones know is one of my favorite artists of all-time), but Cashus King and Blu both deliver lyrically and create a song that’s inspirational as well as conscious, woke without being “woke.”
In other words, it’s the perfect song for these crazy-ass times where people try to deny Black people the right to exist and try to deny their King–and Queen–liness. I also love the two parts of this song, as the first one is a bit more “we’re kings” and the second part features more introspective lyricism. Overall, it’s a heckuva track, one that you need to check out if you’re a fan of conscious raps and lyrical exercises.
This is one that’ll appear on Cashus King’s Weight of Wind project (which drops during Pac’s birthday week on June 17th). If the rest of the project’s anything like this one, you’re going to get a powerful collection of songs, one that’ll make you think and bob your head. If you know me, you know that songs like this are right up my alley. That said, I’m giving this one the SOTB Stamp of Approval. Sonically, it showcases why Cashus and Blu are emcees, not just rappers, and conscious of their surroundings in ways that others may not be.
Check out the track below (it is now also on your favorite DSPs) and support dope music in all its forms.