Sunday May 27, 2018

Audio: yU - "On The Corner" OG Remix Feat. EyeQ
Posted by Emanuel Wallace at Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 9:45PM :: Email this article :: Print this article

From Michelle at Audible Treats:

The Song:

Fresh on the heels of his solo debut release, Before Taxes, yU of critically acclaimed Diamond District is back with his latest remix, "On The Corner," featuring EyeQ. Produced by DJ Lord Jazz from Lords Of The Underground, yU's funk infused remix features a boom bap saxophone creeping up on a straight drumbeat, all while maintaining his classic hip-hop vibe. Complimenting the rhythmic beats, yU explains, "EyeQ and I both liked the sample, 'Standing on the corner,' so we decided to build the track's concept around that." He continues, "We painted the picture of all the things you'd see." Their theme is ever-present in the hook, "On the corner you see hustlers be balling / Customers be falling / And the police patrolling the ave / So take this as a warning / Cuz the block be scalding hot when they be out there making cash / The corners." EyeQ attacks each verse with his hard-hitting rhymes, followed by yU's southern drawl to bring the two together for the catchy chorus. Rinse and repeat. The perfect track to play on repeat in your car, yU and EyeQ narrate a drive down the streets of the DMV. The duo throws a curveball as "On The Corner" comes to a close with an a cappella chorus and sirens blaring - Better stay off those corners, the police are out on the prowl.

Be on the lookout for the release of the Before Taxes instrumentals and Before Taxes on vinyl next week.

Listen to yU's "On The Corner" OG Remix featuring EyeQ here:

On a recent trip to New York, yU sat down with Check out the interview here:

The Background:

Stemming off the success of Diamond District's In The Ruff, emcee yU has branched out with his solo album, Before Taxes. Embodying the musical influences surrounding him, yU brings listeners tastes of the district, Maryland, and Virginia with his own classic brand of hip-hop. Showcasing his depth of talent and skill, yU expands on Diamond District's love of boom-bap and the golden era with this forthcoming release. Before Taxes is available digitally via Mello Music Group.

Read 796 times:: Subscribe to News by Email

©, a Flash Web Design Exclusive