Since they first burst on to the scene in the mid-2010s Tha Connnection have become synonymous with some of the illest, hardcore New York hip-hop in the modern era. With albums like "Connected 101" and "Strive" they really solidifed themeselves as a force to be reckoned with. I'm not sure if the duo is still active, but its two members, Hus and Smoovth, are definitely still going strong. Hus Kingpin has dropped incredible projects such as "The Cognac Tape" and only a few days ago we got the free new mixtape "Pop Up Shop" with Rozewood, a slamming tape that will definitely satisfy fans of both Hus as a solo artist and Tha Connection followers. Considering that Hus releases a whole lot of shit every year, maybe the release of Smoovth's new project with producer Giallo Point called "Portrait Of A Pimp" is even more interesting. Released on December 1, I had totally missed out on this, but better late than never because this is SLAMMING! Turns out that this will actually be pressed up on gatefold cover vinyl as well, albeit in a limited edition of only 200 copies. The 2xLP set wiill only be available straight from Rykz Music. You can pre-order the album now for £25 and will ship out on its release date February 25. Stream the project below andd make sure you bang your head to this!