Yeah, no doubt you’ve heard Jay-Z’s ode to New York, “Empire State of Mind,” but doesn’t New York already have enough songs? So DC-based Virginia-native hip-hop artist El Prezidino takes things back, reveling in his proud twist on Jay-Z’s hit with his live recording of “Excuse My Commonwealth.” Hey, we’re in Virginia, and he knows we need an anthem (so put your damn hands up!) that you can check it out below. El Prezidino flips things VA-style, throwing out regional references left and right, even getting Richmond neo-soul singer Nickey McMullen to play Alicia Keys to his H.O.V.A. while his band, M.O.R., nails the instrumentals. His new mixtape, Almost Genius, Almost Crazy, is dropping May 31st, but you can catch him before that Friday, May 7th, in DC at The Red & The Black.
El Prezidino - Excuse My Commonwealth by 3Fingers Music Group