Sean Price Delivers Hard-Hitting Rhymes on ‘Planet Apes’
It’s still hard to believe that Sean Price, one-half of Heltah Skeltah, is no longer here with us. The Brooklyn, N.Y. rhymer died suddenly on Aug. 8 at 43. Although he’s gone, his musical legacy will carry on with a new mixtape. Songs in the Key of Price. The set’s first single is the braggadocio “Planet Apes.”
Produced by PF Cuttin, the song features a thunderous beat and stirring violins. Sean P delivers hard-hitting rhymes, the kind that made him such a beloved figure in the hip-hop collective Boot Camp Clik.
“The flow is straight so no debate / I'm holdin' cake, unload the eight / But hold your face, bong!” he raps, adding, “Rap like somebody out already / Slapped him hardbody, damn he out already / Rebel handed tune, staring at the moon / The battle-bearded goon, P!”
If you love Sean P, then make sure you cop Songs in the Key of Price, which hits iTunes on Aug. 21. The collection is available for pre-order through the Duck Down webstore in a variety of different bundles. Each capsule includes the album on both CD and digital formats, a bottle opener, Sean P! socks and "RiP" T-shirts.
To further support P, a Crowdrise fundraiser has been created to financially assist the late rapper's family. As of Aug. 14, over $82,000 has been raised.
Finally, a memorial concert for Sean Price is set for Aug. 27 at New York venue SOB's. DJs PF Cuttin and Statik Selektah will spin with special guests to be announced shortly. Tickets for the show are $30 to $40 plus fees. For more information, click here.
Rest in Power, P!