All four Play Runners Association rappers and Oakland hometown-heroes Prada Mack, Geechi, Offset Jim and ALLBLACK have teamed up for a new single titled “Ante Up.” The quartet’s new collaboration is being released in support of Prada Mack and Geechi’s forthcoming joint project, Tag Team Champions. Prada Mack and Geechi formally announced the aforementioned full-length last month, having introduced the DTB-helmed effort through the release of a music video for its lead single, “TLC.”
“BLACK [ALLBLACK] will tell you, out of all of us, I was one of the first ones to rap – I got BLACK in the studio,” Geechi recently explained to us, reflecting on the origins of the Play Runners Association. “When I listened to BLACK, he was like the next Tupac. When he talks, everything is so genuine. When I listen to his music, I swear to God there’s not a time when I don’t get chills. The shit that he talk about — I been though right there with him through that shit. I tell him every day you the closest thing to Pac that we got out here in the streets. Pac my favorite rapper of all time — you know how it feels to have your brother right here like that? I tell him all the time, ‘you sound like Pac, you have to be in this studio!’ He got in that studio and when I tell you he perfected it — it’s crazy … That man [ALLBLACK] is a legend. He’s one of the realest n***as and he’ll tell you, ‘Geechi got me in the studio.’ That’s heavy on me because he sounds like my idol! He’s so real and humble, he’ll look up to all of us and he’ll tell us that. We all deserve everything we got.”
“Me and Prada, this is a golden sound,” Geechi added, providing a brief insight on what listeners can expect once his Tag Team Champions project with Prada Mack drops. “When ya’ll hear this project, it’s going to be crazy; ya’ll have never heard music like this.”
You can check out Prada Mack, Geechi, Offset Jim and ALLBLACK’s “Ante Up” record above, while Tag Team Champions is scheduled to see release on April 12.
For more new sounds from the West Coast, check out MemoTheMafioso and O’Way’s collaborative single “Effortless.”