Having already hit us over the head with the Marvin Gaye sampling soul banger “It’s About Time”, Tray Lee now cooks up a pre-golden era dish served with a freestyle side salad in the form of “Pro Bono”.
With help on the ones and twos from longtime friend [and Jay-Z‘s right hand man] Young Guru, Tray channels the likes of Big Daddy Kane and Rakim on this speedy 80’s inspired lyrical attack. Proclaiming the track to be authentic Hip-Hop, the man of “many facez” begins by shouting out the likes of LL Cool J, KRS One, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Chuck D.
Those that remember the days when all out spitting over a beat with some wild scratching was enough will appreciate this one. Forget singing/rapping, Tray Lee is going for the jugular with this one – “His skill minimal/ We ain’t identical/ I don’t do riddles or hide behind subliminals.”
Both “Pro Bono” and “It’s About Time” will feature on Tracey Lee’s upcoming album ESQ.