Rising Seattle rapper Zayside shines bright among the controversy on the brand new single, titled, “Neighborhood Hero.”
Produced by Faiz, in the effort of honoring those in the streets with the people leading us to a better tomorrow, Zayside links up with popular L.A. rapper and the late-Nipsey Hussle protege, J-Stone who is looking heat things up as he takes a moment to rap some well-placed metaphors, addressing his issues with West Coast music executive Wack 100.
Stemming from recent comments made by Wack about the late-Nipsey Hussle not being considered a “Hip-Hop legend,” J-Stone, an artist under Nipsey’s All Money In imprint, took offense and began trash talking Wack’s credibility on social media, often calling him a bitch and referencing a time when Nipsey stepped to Wack before his passing. On the track, J-Stone cleverly speaks to Wack 100 through a series of disrespectful definitions of a man. He raps:
“You still hangin’ at the park and you be with marks./ You be speaking on Nigas but you the one runnin’./Nia that sh*t wack, that ain’t 100.”
Not involved in the beef, Zayside, who goes by @zaysidee on Instagram, delivers on the track with an impressive series of verses where he speaks on being the man of his city and all the responsibilities it entails with the title. Zayside praises J-Stone for the opportunity and collaboration on the track being the new artist’s first big feature.
Zayside on working with J-Stone for “Neighborhood Hero”:
“I’m glad that I could connect with an artist like J-Stone – that was big for me. He and the All Money in the camp are big inspirations to many, and the fact that I got the chance to lock in and work with them was an honor, especially as my first big feature. it’ll mean something to me forever.”
“Neighborhood Hero” is available now on all streaming platforms via All Seasons Records. Accompanying the new single is a short documentary that tells the new star’s transition from Basketball to music. Watch it below.
J-Stone appears on “Neighborhood Hero” courtesy of All Money In/25/8 Music.
Hailing from Seattle, Washington, born Izaiah Edward Clark, the former Basketball star picked up music in 2019. Displaying promises with a slick, crafty and overtly confident style that exerts competitive nature. His debut “Caught Up” became a breakout success among the West Coast and quickly recognized the new act to be next to follow previous breakout stars like Jay Park, Travis Thompson and Lil Mosey.