It’s been nearly six long years since legendary Mount Vernon, by way of New Rochelle, New York, veteran emcee CL Smooth unleashed his critically lauded debut solo LP, American Me. However, the self-proclaimed “Mecca Don” has finally returned with the Kenny Ali II laced “Ask About Me,” the lead offering from Smooth’s highly anticipated, soon-to-be released sophomore collection, The Emancipation Of Corey Penn.
“Ask About Me,” a jazzy, head nodder, sees the “Caramel King” waxing poetics, while firing off this warning shot to all those non-believers and naysasyers, while in typical CL fashion still showing and proving to always be “top fifty all-time dead or alive.” It’s undoubtedly another (future) classic for the record books.
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of, arguably, one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums in music history, Pete Rock & CL Smooth’s Mecca and the Soul Brother. The since reunited hit-making Money Earnin’ rap duo, who ended their fifteen plus years feud in 2010, have been touring the world together as of late, with a trio of international dates later this month taking place at the Jazz Cafe in London, England, and, even more spectacular than that, are currently working on their anxiously awaited, still untitled, “official” fourth studio opus.
The Emancipation Of Corey Penn is slated to be unveiled in early 20-13! Stay tuned..