On December 13, Tobe Nwigwe will release his new project Cincoriginals, which will contain 14 cuts and high end features from D Smoke, Big K.R.I.T., Lil Keke, Bun B, Trae Tha Truth, EARTHGANG, and more. This week, he unearths a dope visual for the track “FATHER FIGURE,” a LaNell Grant-produced banger that also sees the lyrical stylings of Black Thought and Royce da 5’9”. Unsurprisingly, these three deliver the craziest bars about why other emcees should be considered as their sons:
“I can do in days what may take them years, I done parted ways with those who move in fear, hard to go astray when the vision’s clear, lowkey they might have to throw parades when I’m no longer here/
This for the gangsters and the hustlers and the block bleeders, ain’t got a bar for a mark, unless it’s Noxzema/”
Fans of Tobe Nwigwe should already be more than familiar with the Houston emcee visual aesthetic, a usually family-oriented affair full of coordinated colors, matching uniforms, and captioning for those with slow-moving ears. This theme continues for “FATHER FIGURE,” which show Nwigwe, Black Thought, and Royce da 5’9” in different parts of a house with bright yellow outfits, performing as dancers (and Nwigwe’s wife Fat) makes appearances throughout. It’s a beautifully orchestrated performance for what might be some of the hardest raps heard this year.
Check out “FATHER FIGURE,” as well as the full tracklist for Cincoriginals, below.
- “EAT” Feat. Fat
- “WILDLINGS” Feat. DUCKWRTH and EARTHGANG
- “BOZOS” Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
- “FATHER FIGURE” Feat. Black Thought & Royce da 5’9”
- “AMBER FREESTYLE #1”
- “HEAD SHOTS” Feat. D Smoke
- “PURPLE RAIN THING Feat. Lil Keke
- “AMBER FREESTYLE #2”
- “PISTOL” Feat. Bun B & CyHi The Prynce
- “CUJO” Feat. Killa Kyleon
- “AMBER FREESTYLE #3”
- “THE TRUTH” Feat. Trae tha Truth
- “TUNDAH FIYAH” Feat. LaNell Grant & Mumu Fresh
- “LIFE LESSONS FROM AMBER MAMA”