There’s a big difference between a New York record and a New York “sounding” record. The differences may seem trivial, but in the internet era, a track coming from the East Coast could pass as if it was from the West Coast, or even the Dirty South. But to those of us raised by the sounds of kicks, snares, and thick bass lines are well aware of the impact they’ve had in our infatuation with the culture, which as of late has seemed to have taken a back seat to other styles.
Luckily, Nutso, a Queens block boy, born and raised in the Rotten Apple, is here to supply us with some “Str8 Talk”; a gritty cut that’s sure to remind those that have been sleeping, that there’s no place quite like the home of Hip-Hop…NYC. Joined by Blacastan, and General Steele (of Smif-n-Wessun), the Ali Charlemagne (of Lightward Media) directed visuals, highlights both the skyline, and various bridges of the concrete jungle. “Str8 Talk” is the final video taken from Nutso’s Divided Soul EP, which is produced entirely by Divided Souls Ent. & DJ Pain 1, and available for digital download and compact disc, courtesy of #NoLabelJustUs.