It is pretty difficult to deny that the NYC is going through a sort of hip-hop revival right now. That is not to say it was in a slump necessarily, but the amount of young talent coming out of the area right now is pretty incredible. Brooklyn native and Warner Brothers signee, Dyme-A-Duzin, is a shining example of this new wave of emcees delivering classic, east-coast style with a refreshingly youthful twist. The 20-year old phenom released his most recent mixtape a few weeks ago giving the wider world a glimpse into how he earned a record deal at such a young age.
On his most recent release, Dyme teams up with fellow rising Brooklynites, Flatbush Zombies and The Underachievers, to remix one of the strongest tracks from his most recent project. The resulting song truly demonstrates that the art of hip-hop is, indeed, far from dead. “New Brooklyn,” which will be on Peter Rosenberg‘s upcoming New York Renaissance compilation, features a true east coast instrumental, courtesy of Dante Ross, reminiscent of A Tribe Called Quest with impressive cypher-esque verses from all of the young emcees. If you’re feeling this one, make sure to grab Dyme-A-Duzin’s stellar mixtape, including production and features from the likes of Harry Fraud, Plain Pat, and Joey Bada$$, for free here: Dyme-A-Duzin – A Portrait of Donnovan.