On the lead single off his upcoming album, Grimey Life, living Queensbridge legend Big Twins embraces the scary season with the snarling “Phantom of the Opera” produced by The Alchemist.
The NY rapper and Cali producer have teamed up a number of times over the years, and each collaboration solidifies the fact that they’re only getting better with time. This latest joint venture is anchored by Alc’s chilling instrumental that, yes, features organs reminiscent of the musical of the same name.
The thing is, the “Phantom” in this case is Big Twins himself, who dons the mask and is letting his villainous side shine through. He starts the track with some of the best opening bars in recent memory—“My voice is like poison/ Venom in your veins, you gettin’ nauseous/ As a kid I stole Porsches/ Dun, I loved that car, we was flossin’”—before threatening his enemies to fall back on the hook.
The best part about this track, though, is that it’s just an appetizer of what’s to come. In addition to Grimey Life dropping on mid November, Twins and Alc are hard at work on a joint album that’s due out next year.
Keep this banger on repeat and head over to the digital retailer of your choice to pre-order Grimey Life, which becomes available on Friday, November 16 through Twin’s Drumset Music Works imprint via EMPIRE. The 15 track LP includes guest features from the late Prodigy, Havoc, Ras Kass, Planet Asia, along with Twins’ Infamous Mobb cohorts Godfather Pt. 3 and Ty Nitty, among others, and boasts production from Knxwledge, Twiz the Beat Pro, Beatnik Dee, DJ Wool, and of course The Alchemist, among others. CD and vinyl will be available as well in limited quantities.
01. Focus (feat. Chinky) [prod. by Denny]
02. Loyalty over Love (feat. Prodigy) [prod. by DJ B. Original]
03. Phantom of the Opera (prod. by The Alchemist)
04. Legacy (feat. Godfather Pt. 3 & Ty Nitty) [prod. by Jaisu]
05. Silent Murder (feat. Godfather Pt. 3 & Ty Nitty) [prod. by Twiz the Beat Pro]
06. Memories (feat. Havoc) [prod. by Knxwledge]
07. Cut off My Right Hand (prod. by Jaisu)
08. Seven Fifteen (feat. LMNO) [prod. by Beatnick Dee]
09. We Mobbin (feat. Ras Kass, Foul Monday & Godfather Pt. 3) [prod. by Beatnik Dee]
10. Infamous Chain Rap (feat. Godfather Pt. 3, Planet Asia & TriState) [prod. by Twiz the Beat Pro]
11. Winners Circle (feat. Rigz, Beanz, Sean Rosati, SmooVth & Hus Kingpin) [prod. by M.Staxx]
12. Vision (feat. RJ Payne) [prod. DJ Skizz]
13. Bullet (feat. Meaner & Big Noyd) [prod. by DJ Wool]
14. Man Down (feat. Ruste Juxx) [prod. by DJ Wool]
15. I’m Different (prod. by DJ B. Original)
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