Up-and-coming Nigerian rapper GQ , best known for his 2010 debut Therapy Music and his Asa-sampling Reflections On A Soul: The Unofficial Remixes, has enlisted Str8 Buttah's own dexterous MC/Producer XYZ for his latest effort, XQZ The Mix EP. The tracks here don't stray far from Str8 Buttah collective's signature sound (not a bad thing), with beats reminiscent of DJ Premiere and RZA and hyper-aware, Lagos street perspective rhymes. There's even a Chris Rock sample sprinkled in there — possible Yeezy influence?
Check out standout track "Where I'm From feat. Gifted" below and snatch XQZ The Mix EP.
[audio:http://www.okayafrica.com/wp-content/uploads/04-Where-Im-From-feat.-Gifted.mp3|titles="Where I'm From feat. Gifted" by GQ]