Raekwon “Back Stabbers (Remix)”

TBT #17 takes it back to the 70s as the Chef rhymes fast over The O’Jays “Back Stabbers”. In fact, it’s not often that Raekwon raps this fast lately. On top of that, you may recognize the melody of the original in Elijah Blake’s single last year with Common: “X.O.X.” That drove me crazy until I realized the connection. Alas, good vibes to kick off your morning below.

ICYMI: Raekwon over Ameriie’s “Why Don’t We Fall In Love?”

Elijah Blake ‘Drift EP’

Elijah Blake has continually impressed this year and his recent string of songs, videos, and smaller EP projects has led up to this — the 8-track Drift EP. J. Cole makes the lone feature as you can stream in its entirety below and check out the new video for “Strange Fruit” to reel ya in. Songs About Melody is the debut album up next.