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Brought up in discussions this past week, we phased ourselves with the question: If you were stuck on a deserted island, what would be the one album you would take with you?
Easier asked than answered was the revelation found by AWM, but after much thought, four brave writers have voiced their opinions on the one album they would want to have with them if they were deserted on an island.
Hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd have been keeping busy, following the success of their 2015 debut album SremmLife—which premiered at no. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop and Rap charts.
Last December, Mississippi natives Swae Lee and Slim Jimmi went on the air with radio host Tim Westwood to announce plans for their follow-up SremmLife 2, which they were hoping to release February 2016.
Luckily, for fans eagerly await the duo’s sophomore record, Rae Sremmurd returned last week with Trail Mix—a brand new mixtape featuring the extended SremmLife Crew.
Originally appeared for AWMStyle.com
Flashback to the early 2000’s, when four up-and-coming rappers from the same community in Far Rockaway, Queens, joined forces as the Hip-Hop “supergroup,” Tha Riot Squad. Rappers Bynoe, Chinx Drugz, Cau2G$ and Stack Bundles grew up in the same neighborhood, attended the same schools and knew a lot of the same people.
However, in 2007, Stack Bundles was shot and killed by an unknown assailant outside of his apartment building. To this day, investigators have not found any leads on the perpetrator. The following year, when Chinx was released from prison after serving a three-year sentence, members of the Rockaway Riot Squad tried to pick up where they left off.
Sadly, the 31-year-old recording artist also met with an untimely death on May 17, 2015, when he was shot and killed at the wheel of his Porsche Panamera in Briarwood, Queens – just three months before the release of his debut album, Welcome to JFK.
Now, more than a year later, both of the surviving members of the Rockaway Riot Squad will be reuniting on a new track, entitled “All Good,” dedicated to the memory of their fallen comrades.
Riot Squad Co-Founder Cau2G$ has worked with such big name artists as Nicki Minaj, Tony Yayo, Kanye West, Joe Budden, and Cory Gunz, and has been featured on several of the Riot Squad’s mixtapes. AMW recently caught up with Cau2G$, outside of his childhood home on Mott Avenue, to talk about new music, living in Far Rockaway and the current trend of violence in Hip-Hop.