This is just nutty how crazy El Gant is able to spit off these bars at such a high rate. If bars are bullets, El Gant is holding a loaded clip on his new single, “Raw.” The New York City rapper delivers rapid-fire rhymes without taking so much as a half-second to breathe throughout the booming track produced by Chicago’s heavy-hitter 42 Keez, which serves as the world’s introduction to his next project, the Spray Music EP. Gant told RESPECT Magazine’s Dread Solo that he “moved into an oxygen chamber three stories under the earth” when discussing breath control – tell me that ain’t crazy.
42 Keez, whose instrumental brings complementary menace to “Raw” while being deceptively modern, gives this track just what it needs to let El Gant do what he does best: spit hot bars. New-school fans can play it alongside their favorite current hard-edged bangers and old heads can sit with it, digesting Gant’s sharp lyricism, and nod to Keez’s racing drums.