Small Professor Releases Posthumous Sean Price Collab, “John Gotti”


Also featuring Your Old Droog, AG Da Coroner, and Guilty Simpson.

Nearly three-and-a-half years ago, the music world was left devastated by the passing of Boot Camp Clik co-founder and one-half of Heltah Skeltah, Sean Price. Only 43-years-old at the time of his untimely death, Price departed far before his rightful time, but, luckily for fans, his legacy lives on through existing music and posthumous releases.

Over his storied 22-year career, Sean constructed an ample musical output, finding the Brownsville native releasing four studio albums, four mixtapes, and nine collaborative projects. Like an iceberg, only the pinnacle of his overall musical catalogue was pressed on wax, leaving a voluminous amount of unreleased Sean Price work. Thanks to friends and collaborators, that unearthed music is finally starting to see the light.

Last night, January 30th, Small Professor linked with Your Old Droog, AG Da Coroner, Guilty Simpson, and Sean himself for “John Gotti”. Billed as a lead single from Small Professor’s upcoming joint album with Sean, 86 Witness, expected to drop on February 8th, “John Gotti” is doused in the gritty New York vibes that catapulted the northeast region to rap’s forefront long ago.

Dualistically paying homage to a sometimes forgotten sound and the fallen member who was integral in architecting it, “John Gotti” serves as a nostalgic, sentimental song that reminds us, both on a macro and micro level, of Sean’s invaluable contributions to hip-hop that will live on indefinitely.

Get ready for 86 Witness by checking out “John Gotti” below:



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