Blanco (@iamblanco) x Nipsey Hussle (@NipseyHussle) – Raw [Album] (Prod. Cookin’ Soul)
Complex premiered the latest from Bay Area rapper Blanco, a collaboration with Nipsey Hussle entitled Raw. The album, which was entirely produced by Spanish production/DJ duo Cookin’ Soul, was originally available for sale in 2012, but is now available for free download. This work is the latest from the emcee Blanco, whose feverish work ethic has resulted in numerous projects, including nearly a dozen mixtapes, collaborations with the likes of Gucci Mane, Redman, Freeway, Freddie Gibbs, and Styles P, projects with Araab Muzik, The Jacka, Yukmouth, and the creation of hip-hop label Guerilla Entertainment, of which Blanco is co-founder. This 14-track project balances hard-hitting contemporary production with some classic West Coast boom-bappery as Nipsey and Blanco kick back and calmly solidify their lyrical prowess.
The 14-track Raw album boasts features from Dorrough, Messy Marv, Mistah FAB, Lil Rue, Lucky Luciano, and more. As the dust settles from Raw, Blanco is already planning to release collaborations with Daz Dillinger, DJ Burn One, Kokane, Husulah, and YG in the near future.
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Blanco (formerly Benny Blanco) is a rapper born in Berkeley, California but bred throughout the Bay Area. Fascinated by gangsta rap at an early age, Blanco began rhyming at 17. In 2004 he and his brother Winslow founded hip-hop label Guerilla Entertainment, which to date has released upwards of over 20 mixtapes and albums. As a member of rap trio The Yay Boyz with fellow labelmates Taj-He-Spitz and Li