DOWNLOAD: Vast Aire - Thor's Hammer (feat. Raekwon & Vordul Mega)
Cannibal Ox's The Cold Vein is one of the past decade's most distinctive rap albums, a surreal, psychedelic excursion into a dystopian New York City that would make Snake Plissken raise an eyebrow. On OX 2010: A Street Odyssey, out now on Fat Beats, one-half of the Cannibal duo makes a similar excursion, this time into the cosmos. But on "Thor's Hammer," the track is firmly grounded on Earth, with Vast Aire and fellow Ox member Vordul Mega trading rhymes over a soul music-sampled, Wu-style beat. And speaking of the Wu, what better way to evoke that sound than with an appearance by Raekwon? Three MCs, three different rhyme styles, one beat, one hot track.