Few rappers can combine athletic rhyming and off-kilter melody like Watts, California’s 03 Greedo. Returning for his first post-prison project, Greedo announces Still Summer In The Projects, executive produced by Mustard. Upgrading and refining the sound that dominated pop music, Mustard crafts fiery West Coast instrumentals, complementing his signature handclaps and hi-hat rolls with bouncy synths and liquid keys. Ever an unconventional emcee, Greedo approaches the beats from odd angles, sliding entrancing melodic lines squarely within the instrumental’s negative space. Spanning 11 songs, Still Summer In the Projects displays the versatility and variety typical of a Greedo project, ranging from wavy trap ballads like “Gettin Ready,” to ferocious and cocky street tales like “Bet I Walk,” and riders’ anthems like “Greedo’s Trap House.” The project culminates in the gorgeous closing track “Visions,” which finds Greedo reflecting on his prison sentence and envisioning his comeback, ending with a confessional delivered by Greedo through a prison phone. Featuring appearances from YG, Shoreline Mafia, and Trilliano, Still Summer In the Projects releases on March 29th via Alamo/Interscope/10 Summers.
To accompany the announcement of the project, Greedo shares “Wasted,” a towering strip club banger, produced by Mustard. As Mustard provides bombastic synth sirens atop his signature snap, Greedo tries to maximize his cost-benefit ratio when he hits a local gentlemen’s club. After Greedo says his piece, he makes way for YG, who showcases his wily charisma and nimble flow in an explicit verse.
Poised to dominate L.A. rap radio for the coming months, “Wasted” debuted via a Rolling Stone premiere.0