Song You Need: Glockianna makes one hell of an introduction on “RIVERSIDE”


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There’s no doubt that Duke Deuce loves Memphis. In interviews, he constantly brings up artists like Tommy Wright III and Project Pat that paved the way for the city and himself, speaking to the strength of Memphis’ musical lineage and keeping their names (and sound) alive. His new album Memphis Massacre III continues that mission with a list of featured artists that only includes fellow Memphians. But this time, he’s looking forwards instead of back.

On “RIVERSIDE” Duke Deuce steps out of the frame to let Glockianna take over. She sounds like she got locked into a rage room where the only way out is to knock the walls down yourself. Glockianna makes the skeletal beat her own, switching between pitter-pat flows to invigorating chants with ease. “Bitches be wanting fake problems, I stay in my lane/The fuck is you pressed by, the chain?” she raps. When the beat fades out, there’s nothing but carnage left in her path. The women of Memphis aren’t playing games with anyone this year.

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