HBK is a talented crew of artists who all have their own solo ventures, but there’s definitely something special about when they get together. 2013 crew tape Gang Forever is as strong as it ever was, and Kool John’s new single, “Ain’t A Thang,” finds a few of the core members back in a familiar formation. San Fransisco’s Lil Rece, whose “Lil Rece Produced It” tag will be familiar to any Lil Yase fan, provides the decidedly West Coast production. The HBK members use the best of their complimentary dynamic, trading bars and hooks casually for a crew track that’s less about showing each other up than working together.
Look out for Kool John’s Up All Night project soon.