Teflonâ€™sÂ much-anticipated new album,Â 2 Sides to Every Story, is a celebratory moment for the Brooklyn native, who burst onto the scene as part of M.O.P.â€™s First Family during the late â€˜90s New York rap scene. Following contractual headaches and some time away from the game, the acclaimed emcee is back like he never left. And heâ€™s not doing it alone, either. Telfon is joined on this project by two of hip-hopâ€™s finest producers and his closest collaborators,Â DJ PremierÂ andÂ Jazimoto, who split production duties down the middle.
Together, theyâ€™ve crafted a raw, mature album that showcases Teflon at the top of his lyrical game. And his mission statement is clear as soon as he starts spitting on the bangerÂ â€œOut the Gate.â€Â Teflon still has that distinctive, instantly gripping voice that pulls you in, just so he can hit you over the head with dope wordplay and straight bars. His fire burns bright throughout the rest of the record, whether itâ€™s on bangers likeÂ â€œNo Fake Loveâ€Â andÂ â€œHostile Takeover (feat. Benny the Butcher)â€Â or socio-political joints likeÂ â€œLife in the FEDSâ€Â andÂ â€œContraband.â€
While Teflon goes solo for a number of cuts on the album, he also calls on his M.O.P. brethren to provide their signature energy. The two Brownsville bruisers appear onÂ â€œThe Thoro Sideâ€Â andÂ â€œKnow Our Way Around,â€Â while Lil Fame also appears on the teeth-grittingÂ â€œIt Is What It Is.â€Â Itâ€™s a true full circle moment for Teflon, whose name is heavily linked to M.O.P.â€™s discography since their â€˜96 album,Â Firing Squad. And for hip-hop heads who have been bumping his music since then, this album couldnâ€™t have arrived any sooner.
â€œIâ€™m especially excited because the project was kicked off just as the pandemic set in and slowed down the process,â€Â Teflon says.Â â€œNow that we are done, we can finally provide the fans with a complete body of music.â€
2 Sides To Every StoryÂ isÂ available now through all digital retailersÂ via 420 Music in partnership with Coalmine Records. You can also visitÂ Coalmineâ€™s online storeÂ to pre-orderÂ 2STESÂ on vinyl and CD. AÂ blue and purple whirlpool editionÂ is available now for pre-order exclusively through Get On Down, along with aÂ silver editionÂ via RRC Music. Both are limited to just 150 units each.Â Various merch bundles including t-shirts and double-sided slipmatsÂ featuring Teflonâ€™s 420 Music logo one side, with an image of a â€œnon-stickâ€ teflon pan branded with Coalmineâ€™s logo on the other can also be purchased.
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