As the world waits in fearful anticipation for the May 18th release of his forthcoming album, DIE!, Necro is now letting loose of the title track from the dungeons of rap. The artist admits crafting the song was a struggle behind the scenes as he battled severe laryngitis in the wake of a grueling tour schedule, and what he describes as “kicking brutal verses day after day.” Possibly these hardships helped cement another underground classic from hip-hop’s own Prince of Darkness. The track doesn’t stray far from Necro’s lyrical reign of terror, another morsel in an impressive catalog of gritty New York rap the artist compares to a “gourmet dish.” Self-produced as is every track on the album, “DIE!” begins with an ominous monologue about being brought back from the beyond, right before expertly chopped kicks and snares bolster a bouncing funk bass line. A ghostly sampled chorus sails to the forefront urging all Necro’s haters to… well… die. “The most enjoyable part is seeing it come to life: the beats, the rhymes… I love it,” the reigning producer, who also contriubuted a beat to Raekwon’s highly acclaimed Only Built For Cuban Linx II, beams. But don’t be fooled by these tiny glimmers of joy. With lines like “The holiest place/ on earth/ an exit wound/ through your head… No matter what/ remain sadistic/ maintain persistence/ Break every chain of resistance,” its clear the Psycho+Logical-Records vandal is back stalking the city.
Necro is like Durian, the exotic Southeast Asian fruit.
Durian: edible flesh emits a distinctive odour, strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and offensive. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust.