The internet celebrated a lot of Hip Hop wins this past weekend, and we have another one courtesy of hometown heroes Qu’ality and Kris Kasanova. The pair have been independently making waves for some time, but they’ve dropped a bomb on us with the release of their first collaborative effort, “Marathon Man”.
With the synthy snares of Qu’burr Gooding in the background, the New York natives trade bars as they call out competition and prepare to take over the airwaves with this well deserved flex. Challenging the beat with entendre and homegrown energy, Qu’ality and Kris pack the track with a few noteworthy surprises that you truly have to listen closely for.
“my pro methods made her act right”
The most impressive “gotcha” moment on “Marathon Man”, comes in the latter half of the song, when the duo take turns not only reciting each other’s bars, but completely switching flows; Kris taking on Qu’ality’s signature gruff tone, while Qu’ality exchanged that for Kris’ more orotund sound.
A solid release, this long awaited collab cements the pair in the city’s history in a way that’s as appreciated as it is unprecedented. Be sure to watch the video and stream “Marathon Man” by Quality ft. Kris Kasanova below.