New Orleans MC Dee-1 continues to up the ante for his forthcoming project, The Focus Tape. We’ve already heard three stellar cuts this month alone, with the Mannie Fresh and Yasiin Bey-assisted “The Very Best,” the Killer Mike-helped “Never Clockin’ Out” remix and “Failure Ain’t An Option,” as tag-teamed by Murs and Tabi Bonney, and now here’s the latest sample, “Pause The Music.”
With Flight School’s sprinkling keys crafting an appropriately poignant platform, Dee lyrically reflects on life’s tug of war between leading a promising rap career and maintaining a successful relationship. Fellow N.O. native Alania supplies an emotive hook to complete this solemn, heartfelt and above all genuine song.
Hosted by Mannie Fresh, The Focus Tape is due out Oct. 9. Stream and download “Pause The Music” below.