If you are ever in the need of some inspiration, look no further than Green Street. Comprised of three young men in their 20s, they found themselves in an unthinkably tragic situation a year ago. Months after emcee A-live was diagnosed with kidney failure, their producer Renaissance was facing a cancerous tumor in his lungs, and the group’s future was immediately at jeopardy. Despite their tumultuous circumstances, the group somehow managed to create music during this period which eventually culminated to their The Will To Win album.
Today, they drop the latest single off the album, featuring Bronx emcee Mickey Factz and it is a monster. Featuring tight percussions and a thunderous 808-bassline courtesy of Renaissance, “By Any Means” is the perfect motivation music going into the summer. As each emcee shares their personal story, you can tell there is just something different about these dudes. This is hip-hop at its finest without being contrived or comprised, and we definitely need more of that. Capped by a epic hook from newcomer Anik Khan, this joint has been on repeat since we heard it. Download the album below if you’re rocking with it. #TWTW.