Richmond natives Rah Scrilla and John Canada have come out with a city classic with their new six-song project, Da Fuk's My Passport? The emcee and producer mesh their talents and sounds evenly together, Rah Scrilla's gruff delivery is welcome on John Canada's percussion. The style of some of these beats give a sense of age, but not in an "oldhead" way, more like a fine wine way, timeless. John Canada can chop up a sample in a way that would make The Alchemist or Madlib smile, examples include Dafidduck, that hard guitar loop on Terrible, and the smooth, sultry background of Whisper. Rah Scrilla's lyricism should leave no doubt by the end of a full listen of Da Fuk's My Passport? With bars about everything from sports references to being equipped like he's warring in Baghdad.
"Back where I live, they had dirty birds like ATL/When Jamal Anderson still had a ACL. Used to watch my dogs fight and pray for bail, I made my mic the vic before Michael Vick was on his way to jail."
"N*%#@s talkin' hard like they wantin' smoke/Don't make me erase the mistake your father made when the condom broke."
This project could fit a wide range of master emcees on it for remixes and deluxe tracks, Freddie Gibbs, Danny Brown, Curren$y, Andre 3000, Killer Mike, and that's just to name a few.
Be sure to stream Da Fuk's My Passport? on Bandcamp here.
Written by Max Olarinde, @mobeige1 on all social media.