It's been far too long since we last checked in with Mr. Creekwater. Creek is one of the few true dual-threats in hip hop today, an emcee/producer who is equally dope at both aspects of music-making. "Hello World" was one of the five best songs of 2009 and The Day It All Made $ense (of which "2 Far Gone" is a superb example) ended up making my year's end list.
Enlisting the help of former XXL freshman Micky Factz and the supremely talented Kardinal Offishall, Creek's "I Hate You Too" is off his forthcoming project, The Birth of a Dictator. I'll take this song as an indication that The Birth of a Dictator will live up to the Necktie Guy's recent run of near-classic material. 2011 looks to be the year that Creekwater emerges as a major player on the mainstream level. Enjoy.
"I Hate You Too" (feat. Mickey Factz & Kardinal Offishall)
"2 Far Gone" (feat. Junior Varsity)