Mixtape legend DJ Kay Slay paved the way of many careers in the late ’90s and early 2000s with his many curated drops, and as such is now doing a victory lap as a “Living Legend” alongside the likes of Queen Latifah, Jadakiss, and Bun B.
The video above, directed by Benji Filmz, showcases the artists in the heart of New York City through various locations. Jada can be seen rapping outside of the Shady 45 building, Latifah is seen backstage wearing Keith Haring-inspired Timberlands, and Bun is rapping in a parking lot wearing Kobe Bryant gear in tribute to his untimely passing.
Queen Latifah is the standout in this track, alluding to her placement in both Hollywood and hip hop, bridging the gap between the two, and ultimately becoming a part of pop culture in general as a result. “Been around the world like Nat Geo, but still hood, so please don’t make me bring back Cleo,” she raps, a nod toward her iconic role in Set It Off.
The track comes of Kay Slay’s Living Legends project, which you can stream below.
In related news, Jadakiss also recently released a new project called Ignatius.
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