Just when you thought Fuckin’ Whatever (the acapella super group with Anthony Green) would be the most unique release this year from Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazarra and John Nolan, think again.
Today, the two emo stalwarts have shared their latest track with none other than – get ready for this – DJ Eclipse, Q-Unique, and Wu Tang Clan’s Cappadonna.
That’s right, joining forces for the underground hip-hop joint “Verrazzano Villains,” Lazarra and Nolan can be heard laying down their distinctive vocals over a rugged rap beat.
Commenting on how the whole crossover track came together, Q-Unique’s label Red Right Recordings said, “Q-Unique came to collaborate with Red Right Recordings through our mutual friend, Sam Hoyos (lead singer for Playing Dead). Ever since creating the label in 2017, we’ve been searching for an MC that aligned with our vision. Q has been a natural fit since the day we met him and we think ‘Verrazzano Villains’ is just the beginning of a collaboration that we think is going to produce some of Q-Unique’s best work yet.”
They added, “How the single came about was Cappadonna jumped on the track after linking up with us and taking a liking to it. Then we got bandmates Adam Lazzara and John Nolan for the hook; followed by us asking Q’s longtime friend and manager, DJ Eclipse (host of the weekly mix show “Rap is Outta Control” on Eminem’s SiriusXM channel, Shade 45), to do the scratches.”
To check out the eye-popping new single, which gives a whole new definition to “emo rap,” be sure to look below.