Rhyme Report

Published on December 8th, 2021 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Don Q Drops ‘Slander’ Visuals From His New Project ‘Double Or Nothing’

It took me a minute to digest this record because let’s face it…lyricism has been fairly much driven out of the mainstream game, so I took my time with this one. The visual from Don Q actually dropped last week and I wanted to be sure my ears weren’t deceiving me and that his re-entry into the game was going to be serious. I wasn’t disappointed and THANK GOD Hip Hop has some cold-blooded soldiers on its side like this artist. No disrespect to anyone holding down the culture for real!

Here’s the official word on the drop

Reclaiming his place as the voice of the Bronx street rap scene, Don Q is back in his element, offering the enhanced lyricism and iron-tough punchlines that his loyal fanbase has waited for. Despite the criticism, he may face along the way, Don isn’t moved by the “Slander,” sharing his recent Double Or Nothing visual. Over upbeat production by Dizzy Banko (Lil Wayne, Dave East, Pop Smoke, etc.), “Slander” is Don’s audible middle finger to his haters as he flexes his street cred and answers the calls for his return to the rap game (“In the streets, I’m a goat and they treat me like Christ/That’s why they all wait til the day I return”). The visual finds Don keeping an eye on surveillance cameras as he plays a high-stakes craps game with his homies. Similar to craps, Don makes it clear that betting against him is a risky gamble.

Don Q is all in on himself, and it shows in his consistent run of releases. “Slander” is yet another installment in Don’s recent marathon of visuals, following street anthems “Light Today” and “Come Find Us” featuring Bronx drill riser B Lovee (1.2M+ views on YT).  Making good on his promise to stay true to his talents regardless of New York’s evolving scene, Don flexes his refined rap skills on Double Or Nothing, his first project in three years. Spanning 10 tracks, Don offers a glimpse into what his life was like during his hiatus as he focused on providing for his family. Placing a heavy wager on himself to be solidified as one of New York’s hardest lyricists, Don Q is back with a bang and doesn’t see any competition in his way.

Double Or Nothing (DON) is available everywhere via Highbridge The Label/EMPIRE.



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