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MP3: The Left - "How We Live" Feat. Hassaan Mackey
Posted by Steve Juon at Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 at 5:00PM :: Email this article :: Print this article



From Audible Treats:

MP3: The Left - "How We Live" Feat. Hassaan Mackey

Rochester Rapper Hassaan Mackey Joins The Left For The Latest Single From Gas Mask

The Song:

"How We Live," featuring Rochester rhymer Hassaan Mackey, is the latest single from Gas Mask, the already highly lauded debut album from Detroit hip-hop trio The Left, comprised of producer Apollo Brown, rapper Journalist103, and DJ Soko. The song is heavily influenced by The Left's and also Hassaan Mackey's surroundings. "I wanted us to make something that hit home," says Apollo Brown. "Not just the city where we live, but every inner city where people are being affected by these same issues."

Hassaan Mackey kicks things off with a depiction of his own environment Rochester, a city of New York often disregarded. "I'm a product of my environment/ Weed smoke and silencers/ Victims run from gunshots where projects sit," rhymes Mackey, with stark, vivid imagery over top Apollo Brown's soulful, wailing beat, before following with, "Reminiscing the view of skeletal frames/ Memories of life hang from what little remains." Offering his own take on the ills of inner city life, giving listeners a glimpse into one of the most notoriously rough cities of the 2000's, Journalist 103 takes to the chorus rapping, "Where we live at, kids they die from bullets that fly/ Where the code is eye for an eye, go 'head and try."

The Left's Gas Mask is currently available via Mello Music Group. Apollo Brown and Hassaan Mackey will also be releasing their own album together in 2011, titled Daily Bread.

Download The Left's "How We Live" here: http://media.audibletreats.com/The_Left-How_We_Live_Ft_Hassaan_Mackey.mp3 .

Please post buy links:
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gas-mask/id392459687 .
eMusic: http://ow.ly/2ZLtO .



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