It’s been a minute since we checked in with Brooklyn rapper Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, but hopping on a new Madlib beat is cause for attention. “Black Mirror,” eXquire’s new Madlib-produced track out today, is as sun-baked and trippy as you’d hope, with bars that hit with steadiness and agility. It’s full of vivid and sometimes disturbing imagery — like a reference to plantations, “When they would whip a man for his kids to see/ Cut his dick off an mix it in with the pig feet.” The YouTube description reads, “This record is about black masculinity and community, and is a tribute to his Uncle Shango, who transitioned June 17th.”
Although eXquire has been kicking around for more than a decade and has over a dozen EPs and mixtapes to his name, last year he released his self-titled debut album last year. More recently he could be heard on “Never Look Back” from Run The Jewels’ RTJ4. As for Madlib, he recently soundtracked Noname’s brilliant J. Cole response track “Song 33.”
Hear “Black Mirror” below.