We expect nothing less than greatness when legends collaborate on a track and that’s exactly what happens when Queens meets Long Beach on “STARTENDER” by supreme producer DAZ DILLINGER and legendary emcee KI CAPONE.
Oddly enough, DAZ and CAPONE started out as enemies on wax back in 1996 when Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and the late Nate Dogg dropped the song “N.Y., N.Y.” then C-N-N and Tragedy Khadafi fired back with “L.A.,L.A.“. Both songs are a part of the historic East Coast/West Coast feud.
It turns out that CAPONE and DAZ have much more in common than a diss record. Each artist was 1/2 of a game-changing rap group (CAPONE of C-N-N and DAZ of Tha Dogg Pound) and both have released solo projects outside of their groups and played multiple roles in their respective camps.
CAPONE served as a primary artist, feature artist, producer, executive producer, engineer and even A&R on over 50 tracks for C-N-N, N.O.R.E., NAS, DragOn, Genius and DJ Clue.
DAZ has rapped on, produced and written many of your favorite hits from 2PAC, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound, not to mention stepping in to run Death Row Records when Suge Knight went to jail.
Similarities aside, their differences are what make them a dynamic duo. “STARTENDER“, the lead single off of their upcoming collabo album “WANTED“, is a bonafide banger!
CAPONE, still the wordsmith, blazes the track with his husky vocals while DAZ’ Cali-style bars and the melodic hook smooth out the explosive track produced by Merc Beatz.
“STARTENDER” is now available for streaming and download on all digital music platforms. Go cop that asap!
snippet of “STARTENDER” DAZ DILLINGER x KI CAPONE: