New Music Alert: Pounds – ‘Heavy Lies The Crown’

| September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

When Pounds dropped “Write a Check” back in February, the buzz for his next project reached a fever pitch and come ​Monday, September 1​8​th, the wait is over.

Heavy Lies the Crown is the latest effort by the New York State emcee and an authentic verbal assault spanning seventeen tracks. While Pounds has proven he’s straight on his own (even producing “Tony” and “H.E.R.” himself), he’s in good company on HLTC with producers presenting fire beats like Fith, Flick James and Spittzwell, along with notable features by artists like Conway, Westside Gunn, Clifton Hasting and Aleon Craft.

A clear banger is the eerie “Coroners Office” which includes insane verses by Chris Rivers, Jarren Benton and DJ Hoppa. Another standout can be found in “Kill You,” which starts off with a brooding guitar melody and a slow drum beat, over truly a haunting sampling of “You’re Nobody (Till Somebody Kills You)” and features Conway The Machine and I.AM.TRU.STARR.

Though relatively young in the game, he’s already looking like a seasoned vet. He’s been crowned Rochester 103.9’s “Battle Rap Champion” and has toured with Drizzy Wright, Jackie Chain and Chris Webby. So, in terms of soliciting his fan base and hustling through the sometimes grueling world that is your life, for Pounds, the grind don’t stop but the payoff is coming.


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