Staten Island emcee Chris "CiG" (click Advance story), released his newest CD Back Against the Wall digitally on Datpiff.com in September. After 4 years of waiting, CiG is most proud of this new release and says "It's my best work to date. It's very versatile and everyone has a favorite. It's the story of my life broken down in an hour. Back Against the Wall is sure to have music fans of all styles bouncing and feeling the fun loving word play and head nodding beats.
The CD has something for all with songs reminiscing the past like "I Wanna Go Back" which talks about growing up in the 90's, and "What Are You Waiting For" talking about how he came into hip-hop. Songs like "Cigathin" and "Superfly" features the braggadocio that all rappers possess. The club bangers of the album include "The Greatest" which features the hottest hip-hop beat on the mixtape, and "The Anthem" with Mike Metaphor. However, the real focal point and driving force of Back Against the Wall are the songs that deal with the tough life of rapper CiG. Songs like "My Mother", "Milky Way", and "When You Come Home" convey the desperate sense of longing and emotion after the lose of someone you love. On these songs CiG leaves nothing hidden, and really digs deep into personal matters to provide a sense of healing for the lyricist.
So if you're looking for hip-hop with a twist of life mixed in with some feel good party tunes, Back Against the Wall surely won't disappoint.
This is CiG's third mixtape previously releasing Suburban Stories and Next in Line. He also released three CD's with former group Ghosttown.
For additional info on CiG read this interview from July...