MASS APPEAL PREMIERE: Concise Kilgore “GB1B” ft. Rasco

Salt Lake City rhymesayer Concise Kilgore is back to offer up the two-part track “GB1B,” featuring a guest verse from Stones Throw alum Rasco. The cut is the first single off Kilgore’s forthcoming album, Kil Joy Division, a follow-up to 2012’s well-received Kobain. The first part of the beat is cooked up by Statik Selektah and utilizes a dope string sample and a syncopated sax chop over some hard drums. Then, at the 2:30 mark, it switches up to a slowed-down and chilled-out FinaleGrand beat for Concise’s to close it out.

Concise let us know that “GB1B stands for Griselda Blanco’s first Brick.” (If you haven’t seen the documentary Cocaine Cowboys, she is the infamous drug kingpin that was known as the Cocaine Godmother in the ’70s and ’80s.) Kil explains the reference, “the song wasn’t specifically influenced by the drug trade…it’s a metaphor about feeling like something big is about to happen in your life.”