ROCK MECCA - ALL TANKS FORWARD featuring PACEWON, KRUMBSNATCHA & BIG RUBE (PROD. BY JAKE PALUMBO)
SpaceLAB Recordings, in association with Rebel Vein Entertainment & Soulspazm Records, presents “All Tanks Forward”, the new single off Queens emcee supreme Rock Mecca’s upcoming EP Rise To Power, which will hit streaming services & retailers this fall.
Rock Mecca has quietly assembled one of the more impressive catalogs in the NYC underground across the 10 years since he landed on the scene with his debut LP. Rock has consistently championed quality over quantity, substance over style, & maintains a brutal honesty in his music that often paints a picture of the chaos found in the world around him. An artist with a strong network, his list of collaborations reads like a who’s-who, or an emcee bucket list.
The hard-hitting, symphonic instrumental is provided once again by SpaceLAB founder Jake Palumbo (whose credits include Smif-N-Wessun, Ras Kass, Roc Marciano & more). The working relationship between Palumbo & Rock Mecca is extensive, beginning with Jake engineering & mixing Rock’s debut LP Pirate Radio Star in 2011. Palumbo handled all the production on Rock’s sophomore LP, 2018’s criticall acclaimed Ironworld. He also contributed 6 of the 8 tracks on the follow-up EP, FE26: The Ironsides, which hit streaming services last year.
Joining Rock Mecca for this infantry assault is Gang Starr Foundation alumni Krumbsnatcha, & Outsidaz co-founder Pacewon, both of whom deliver the caliber of emceeing that helped solidify their reputations & legacies that have lasted almost two decades; not a bar appears to have been wasted between the trio.
Rounding out the track is the spoken word poetry of Dungeon Family alumni Big Rube. The poetic voice who narrated many a Dungeon Family classic - such as Outkast’s “13th Floor / Growing Old” or Cee-Lo Green’s “Scrap Metal” - checks in on every break - in lieu of a traditional chorus - to deliver words of wisdom, the importance of perseverance during times of turmoil & chaos, & a staunch refusal to surrender or accept defeat.
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