Upstate meets downstate in new visuals from Jamal Gasol and Deuce Ellis. “Show & Prove” (which is produced by Ellis) is taken from the newly released collaborative project Oxtail which is out now.
Gasol, who would travel from his home-base of Niagara Falls, NY to Ellis’s crib in Brooklyn to record, named it Oxtail because “It’s the one dish I always eat whenever I come down to the city. Expensive taste at a good price every trip.”
Jamal Gasol has been a whirlwind of activity pre and during quarantine. This includes recent releases For Bern (Produced by Infitada Beats), The Black Ball EP (Produced by Blessed Girl) and the 100 Blunts In Venice release (Produced by DirtyDiggs). In addition he has released a new freestyle every few weeks (for his Stir The Pot series) all Produced by The Standouts. On the branding tip Gasol’s Piff Music Empire has been building including air freshner, Piff Papers, slippers, jerseys and more.
Emcee/producer/musician Deuce Ellis wears many hats. In addition to his lyrical poetry, he plays guitar, keys and other instruments. He actually owns the same KORG Triton once owned by the RZA (gifted to him by Popa Wu). His most recent release was ACID, which featured appearances by Homeboy Sandman, Che Noir, Sauce Heist and Napoleon The Legend. In addition to music, his boundless creativity also expands to writing comic-books and designing sneakers.