What we called hip hop in the past, seems to not exist. Some might say Hip Hop is moving in a different direction, well, Ruff Ryder’s own Quadir Lateef is here to help bring back the element of hip hop. Veteran emcee DMX recently co-signed Quadir to take over the throne. Lateef was invited on Sway’s freestyle show last month and took the room by surprise with his delivery. Quadir style of rap is street, yet informative with a hidden gem.
His first release under Ruff Ryders was appropriately titled Hip Hop Needs Immense Change (“H.N.I.C”) was a hit. Quadir teamed up with legendary producer Statik Selektah to release his new EP Ugly Face dropping in mid-February. In the meantime, Quadir drops the visual to his first single off the EP, “Exorcism,” directed by Clifton Bell.