Fans of East Coast rap stalwarts Sadat X and El Da Sensei have been anticipating something collaborative from the duo known as XL for several years, and it’s finally come to fruition today with the first hint of their group titled release, a non-album standout in “We Must Stand.”
If the soul-sampling production here sounds at all familiar, that’s because it’s handled by none other 9th Wonder. The North Carolina producer laced these two living legends with pure, neck-snapping fire that they use to kick knowledge about their worldwide travels, staying independent in a shady industry, and simply keepin’ it movin’. And you better stick around for the final verse, where the two MCs trade bars before giving way to Belgian turntablist, DJ Iron’s track-closing cuts.
If “We Must Stand” has you craving more from these two, don’t sleep on their most recent solo ventures, Sadat’s Never Left LP and El’s Try Again EP. As for XL, the album is coming soon on AVX Records/Empire Distribution. You can hear “We Must Stand” via the link below.