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Vinnie Paz- "The Oracle" (prod. DJ Premier)


Vinnie Paz, hardcore hip hop specialist and member of collective Jedi Mind Tricks, is releasing his second solo LP, God of the Serengeti, on October 22 via Enemy Soil. The record will feature production from names ranging from DJ Premier to Havoc of Mobb Deep, as well as guest verses from Scarface, Mobb Deep, Immortal Technique, Kool G Rap, and others. Above, you can listen to "The Oracle," a DJ-Premier produced track from the album.

Equipped with an assertive demeanor and unrelenting flow, Paz uses the track's three minutes to spits a series of bragadocious yet smart lines. DJ Premier's menacing, bass-heavy boom bap beat lays the foundation, assisting Paz in painting a ferocious, fight-friendly atmosphere. With its well-executed beat and a handful of clever lyrics, the song isn't mindlessly belligerent, but it certainly doesn't hold back with its in-your-face attitude.