We’re about a month late posting this, but too damn bad. Kenn Starr, one of my top DMV rappers, posted this project on his blog the other day and I had to jump on it. ChRis BaRz, a 19-year-old MC, dropped Class[Sickz] Out the Dark on Christmas. It features production from Best Kept Secret, Godfather, and Rocky Radio along with some dope guest spots from Tabi Bonney and Jesse Boykins III. Seeing those names – and Kenn’s co-sign – I couldn’t pass this one up. And I’m glad I didn’t. BaRz kicks his project off with a laidback delivery before switching up his flow on the upbeat, go-go-esque “Mr. Barz, Mr. Barz”. Somehow, it only gets better from there. Be sure to cop this free project and let us know your thoughts. Here’s hoping we see more of this young cat in 2010.
Download: ChRis BaRz – Class[Sickz] Out the Dark [Bandcamp]