On his first production of 2021, So Dope is dead set on defending the throne—and the “Crown.”
After a statement-making opening to the new decade that saw So Dope drop off four originals, “Concrete,” “Soundbwoy,” “Ride or Die,” and “Waiting 4 U,” the New Yorker is kickstarting another year of music with “Crown.” As longer-term So Dope listeners will note, “Crown” channels the reggae influence that colored May 2020’s “Soundbwoy,” and similarly does so with a dubstep twist. Fans of So Dope’s former release can consider “Crown” a complementary companion cut meanwhile those who enjoy “Crown” but have not been exposed to “Soundbwoy” now know where to head next.
On “Crown,” distributed via JustUs Recs., So Dope breaks out his black belt in crowd incitement. Though the mosh pit-inducing power of the dynamo’s most recent material has yet to be realized, it’s not a characteristic that comes with an expiration date, meaning that its first moment of live play out will be a memorable one, to say the least. Stream below.