No, this is not the Boston Tea Party. ZeNith, a Boston-based rap duo consisting of Zac Pat and Nana AK, released their latest song, “Diamonds,” on April 6. The track, a shallow, just-over two-minute track, features a verse from fellow Boston artist, SADIØ . But do not let the duration fool you. The single is a gem; there’s a reason that this song doesn’t drag on.
“Diamonds,” at least for myself, serves as a taste-test of each artist’s style. SADIØ wastes no time – his verse spontaneously combusts as soon as you even think of pressing play. “Woke up with a sunny disposition / My baby love me / Roll up and switch positions,” are his choice words, laying the red carpet for Zac and Nana. We might as well help him, because the duo walked on this beat.
“Paid to be a poet / Not a black token / Rap hypnosis / Shout my nigga Big Diagnosis,” Nana AK spits in the second verse of the song. Apparently Nana’s not interested in being the lone minority in any majority. He wants to be the big piece that others need to fit in to, as big as his homie Big Diagnosis – shoutout to that man!
“If you wanna be great, act now / never back down / you’ll be in the background if you lack sound confidence,” is how Zac Pat chooses to make his debut in the final verse of the song. He illustrates the need to pursue your dreams full-throttle, if not, you’ll always be the opening act and never the headliner.
This isn’t baseball, so I have no issue shouting out these rap cats from Boston. “Diamonds” is just another solid outing of good raps from our guys up in Massachusetts. For more insight on their style, take a look at the rest of their discography on Spotify and listen to “Diamonds” below. But no rush, it will be there forever.