Buffalo curator Struggle Mike released a 16-song compilation entitled “Ties” featuring some prominent names in hip hop. Teaming up with artists like Smoke Bulga, Benny The Butcher, Eiht Compton, Rick Hyde, Ockz, and more. “Ties” is a compilation album that resurrects the origins of hip-hop through sound, collaborations, and energy.
Starting off with the exclusive sounds of Maybach Music’s Smoke Bulga featuring Heem B$F on the record John Gotti sets the tone for the series of raw instrumentals layered with a lyrical sophistication creating the overall hip-hop aesthetic missing in current times. Songs like Bonanno featuring Benny The Butcher and Rick Hyde and Valenti featuring the Brooklyn native Ockz, Buffalo’s Che Noir, and Rochester’s Eto both give you the sophisticated bars and magnetic cadence.