The trio take aim at rap, hardcore, and, uh, swag, on ‘The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me’.
Alt-rap veteran Murs, ego trip co-founder Sacha Jenkins SHR, and Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer will mine the intersection of rap, punk, and social commentary as the White Mandingos.
‘The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me’ adds a bit of reggae to the mix, beginning with Murs’ Socially Conscious rapping and then descending into a thrash headbanger; knowing the resumes of these three artists, those “swag” shout-outs are undeniably tongue-in-cheek.
Stream the single below; it’s the title track of the group’s debut album, due out on June 11 via Fat Beats Records. Bad Brains returned last year with Into The Future. Murs’ last effort found him collaborating with fellow Californian Fashawn. [via Rolling Stone]