Triple Black Diamonds by Estee Nack and al.divino falls somewhere between D.I.T.C., Roc Marciano, and some of that early 90s mafioso rap, channeling some of the city’s finest and most potent traditions. Of course, Estee Nack and al.divino are from Massachusetts, not New York. The Empire State stays losing. Sphere: Related Content
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