Rap collective Beast Coast announced a new album alongside a revival of the iconic BET show Rap City: Tha Basement.
The segment, renamed Beast Coast Basement Cypher, opens with the original host, Big Tigger, who reminds us all that Rap City celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
Following Tigger come the nine members of Beast Coast, made up of members from Flatbush Zombies, Pro Era, and The Underachievers: Zombie Juice, Issa Gold, Meechy Darko, Joey Bada$$, AK, Kirk Knight, CJ Fly, Erick Arc Elliott, and finally Nyck Caution. Watch the old school freestyle session in the video above.
Joey Bada$$ also took to Twitter earlier in the week to announce the album, with a succinct tweet.
This is a “BEASTCOAST album done” tweet.
— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) May 8, 2019
The hip-hop supergroup’s debut album, Escape From New York, drops on May 24.
The group is also embarking on a North American tour during summer, starting July 23 in Seattle.