Back in March, Griselda Records welcomed rising star Armani Caesar as their new artist, promising dope tunes from the label from a woman’s perspective. Then, August saw the first official single from the Buffalo emcee titled “Simply Done,” which features Benny The Butcher and is produced by the legendary DJ Premier. As expected, the track saw Armani fitting in perfectly with the gritty, hard-hitting sound that Griselda makes their signature:
“Let me get on my slick s***, y’all n***as been on some b***h s***, I’m blankin’ out on all of these dips***s, top of my hitlist, hustle gang, I’m on my TIP s***/
Goin’ hard, I’m on my stiff d***, my n***as sharpshooters, aim and click, I ain’t talkin’ no Twit’ pic, I get in that booth and I rip s***, no playin’, no kid s***/
In the club hittin’ that woah, bad b***h on my ‘Bebe’s Kids’ s***, bosses, I click with.../”
The accompanying visual comes courtesy of DNT Watch TV and it more of a practice in flexing than anything else, with both artists styling and profiling for the camera in different locations around what is presumably their Buffalo stomping grounds. Even with plenty of past music (including 2011’s Hand Bag Addict), this clip definitely feels like a big introduction for a veteran artist who more than deserves the spotlight.
Before her high profile Griselda induction, Armani Caesar delivered the January release “Yum Yum” and collaborated with Smileyface and TiaCorine on “Follow The Diamonds” this past Valentine’s Day. Prior to that, she liberated the project Pretty Girls Get Played Too in 2018, which boasted seven dope cuts from the hard-hitting rhymer.
Press play on the video for Armani Caesar and Benny The Butcher’s “Simply Done” below. In related news, fans can join Benny The Butcher in South Beach via his “Frank Lucas” visual with Freddie Gibbs here.