Following several tragedies in his personal life, New York rapper El Gant had a decision to make—face those losses head on or bury them deep within. Luckily for us, he chose the former. The result is O.S.L.O., the emcee’s most gripping and personal project yet. It’s also his most relatable, because it shows what we’re all capable of when we’re equipped with the right tools to cope and, in El Gant’s case, transform that tragedy into something powerful.
But it wouldn’t be an El Gant project without some straight-up dope hip-hop, too. Tracks like “Avirex (feat. Innocent? & King Magnetic)” and “Chromed Out (feat. Ras Kass & Planet Asia)” are absolute bangers filled with shape-shifting flows and crazy wordplay. Beats by DJ Premier, J57, Marco Polo and more.
Roar the Lions (feat. DJ Grazzhoppa) [prod. by Motif Alumni]
Pageants (feat. Ras Kass) [prod. by Marco Polo]
Leave It Alone (prod. by DJ Premier)
Aladdin (feat. H3ro) [prod. by Brainiac Beats]
Rubber Match [prod. by J57]
Eagle Talents (feat. Phase One & BobbyJ from Rockaway) [prod. by Ab the Audicrat]
Chromed Out (feat. Ras Kass & Planet Asia) [prod.by J57 & Rob Viktum]
Nothing to Lose (feat. Killah Priest & Lana Shea) [prod. by Bizzythowed]
Avirex (feat. Innocent? & King Magnetic) [prod. by DJ Jon Doe]
Beautiful Distaster (feat. Georgette) [prod. by J57]