The news of the tragic passing of one of hip-hop's most charismatic artist's sudden passing last month left the hip-hop community in a shock. At least a small solace to his friends and dedicated fans is that the ubelivably talented spitter was preparing tons of material before his passing. It's strange but it's like a lot of people have a feeling that their time is coming up in many instances - just look at the huge amount of music artists like 2Pac and J Dilla recorded shortly before their passing which fans to some extent still live on to this day. It almost seemed like he had a premonition, I certainly believe in stuff like that, and hitted the studio hard his final year in his life. We got the recently released 8 tracks / 30 tracks version of his EP/mixtape "Songs in the Key Of The Price". I have only heard the iTunes EP version of it yet, and while it's nothing mindblowing lyrically it's classic Price over very stripped down beats with a real back-to-basics formula.
But that just to whet the appetitze the fans because he also got a fully recorded album with Illa Ghee called "Metal Detectors" in the can that is soon to be released - you can check out the video for the duo's he has a full-length made in collaboration with Fizzy Womack of M.O.P. - not sure whether or not it's a one produer/one MC type of deal or if they both are going in on the mic together (either way should be very dope), and then it is his final official solo album - the official folllow up to his excellent "Mic Tyson" - that's aiming for a late 2015 release and is entitled "Imperius Rex". Add to that Guilty, Black and Price had been recording for a new Random Axe LP and super underrated producer 4th Disciple just told a story on how he and Sean Price hit up the studio together a few days before his passing. Price was supposed to drop a guest verse for an Inspectah Deck EP 4th and him were working on, but according to Price the chemistry between the two was so incredible that they recorded three full songs and scheduled another studio sesson for August 10 - two days after his tragic passing. The three songs they did, which might be Sean's very last recordings, are however scheduled to appear o a compilation ot be available this fall so be on the watchot for that.
Of course there will be a lot of tribute shows and DJ sets in honoring the man (as well as a lot of amazing wall tribute, big shout out to the graffiti artists). First out, up top, is the DJ Premier and DJ Eclipae tribute show on the Rap Is Outta Control show. Next up is the official Duck Down podcast from Statik Selektah's Show Off Radio. The set includes words on the man and his legacy from those close to him like Rock, Dru Ha, Ruste Juxx, Tek, Torae, 9th Wonder, and of course Preem and Eclipse. You are surely missed Ruck!