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Listen to Nay Benz’s “Jail Freestyle”: The Ones

Nay Benz. In the music video for “Jail Freestyle” directed by KLO Vizionz

Nay Benz: “Jail Freestyle”

“Jail Freestyle” will take you back to simpler times in New York drill: before the club beats, before the Batman voices, before the labels started handing out predatory record deals like Halloween candy, before the tragedies began to pile up. Nay Benz, in her first single since coming home from jail, returns to the basics: A flow that’s an all-out sprint, a relatively unbusy yet knocking beat, and some low-stakes dance moves in the video. Nay’s trademark is that she’s a sharp rapper who’s able to make rushed flows sound effortless, which elevates bars that are overly reliant on dissing. Her raps sound like they come from the coolest bruiser on the block—that never goes out of style.

With artists releasing songs at a fast and furious pace, it’s difficult for the average hip-hop head to keep track of it all—no matter how tapped in they are. That’s why we created The Ones, a daily post to highlight the song you need to hear.


Check out previous Ones, and listen to new rap from Nay Benz and more on our Spotify playlist.

Originally Appeared on Pitchfork