Armani Caesar has dropped The Liz, her debut release on new label Griselda Records.
For the 11-track record, led by the lead single “Simply Done,” the rapper enlists labelmates Benny the Butcher, Conway the Machine and Westside Gunn for guest verses. On the production side, the release features hard-hitting beats from DJ Premier, 808 Mafia and more.
“I never wanted to be in a box,” Caesar told Complex in a recent interview. “I think that’s why Westside Gunn thought I was such a good addition [to Griselda], because I can rap over both. I can ride a Southern beat, and I can still spit when it comes to that gritty sound. I just wanted to shut people up and let them know that I rap-rap.”
Caesar also dedicated the album to Griselda’s DJ Shay, who passed away last month. The 48-year-old was known for his compilation albums featuring Buffalo artists and had signed Armani in 2009.
Stream The Liz below: