If all goes as it should, the Away Team should make a sizeable dent in the underground hip-hop realm next month with the release of Scars & Stripes. The duo of Sean Boog and Khrysis, who you likely know for their ties to 9th Wonder, have put together an impressive effort. And proving that point is latest single “Set It Off,” a raw, grimy track featuring Talib Kweli and fellow Jamla artist Rapsody. Don’t expect to hear a hook or any catchy shout-along moments here. It’s straight bars on bars on bars as Kweli, Rapsody, and Boog shine equally over Khrysis’ production.
You can stream the track, along with B-side “Take Air,” below. Scars & Stripes drops Oct. 11 on Duck Down.