Peedi Crakk should’ve been a star. Unfortunately, the Roc-A-Fella breakup, label drama at Def Jam, and him sharing the unfortunate State Property characteristic of going to jail at extremely inopportune times, halted what looked like a promising career. After star turns on The Roots’ albums Game Theory and Rising Down proved that he hadn’t lost a step, Peedi had to serve another year-long prison sentence.
Since his release in 2010, he’s been quietly grinding in Philly, releasing his underrated Crakk Files mixtapes to little fanfare. The latest edition in the series is set to drop next week, with the first single “Fanta Leaf” hitting the net today. Featuring 1Hunnit Rico, the brief track shows that Crakk’s mastery of cadence and rhythm are as sharp as ever, and his megawatt personality still shines. Second chances are hard to come by, let alone third and fourth chances, but here’s hoping that the right people listen and help Crakk enjoy the career he never had.
Peedi Crakk Ft. 1Hunnit Rico – “Fanta Leaf”