After a surprise delay, Armani Caesar returns with her second single off her upcoming album The Liz 2.
On “Paula Deen,” the First Lady of Griselda links up with its figurehead Westside Gunn, as the pair cook up another bar-heavy banger that leads into her new record.
Much like the previously released “Hunnid Dolla Hiccup,” Armani holds a commanding presence on the mic. Over a head-nodding, drum-pounding Camoflauge Monk-produced instrumental, she immediately catches listeners’ attention with her overwhelming confidence and braggadocious lines. She’s “on Paula Deen s**t” and only delivers the best with each line. Caesar then hands it off to Gunn for the back half of the track, calling himself “the black Lex Lugar” and stunting on the competition.
“Paula Deen” is Caesar’s second released single to her highly anticipated sequel to her 2020 album The Liz. Originally planned to drop at the top of September, the album was met with delays and the date had to be pushed back into October.
The Liz 2 is primed to cap off Armani’s year following countless features on her fellow labelmate’s projects and her impressive freestyle on Bars on I95. The Buffalo star also appeared on the Benny the Butcher-led Black Soprano Family project Long Live DJ Shay on the track “Bigger BSF” earlier this month.
With both of these singles, Armani is clearly ready to step up to the stage. She’s already received praise from critics on her last project, but now she’s looking for that mainstream spotlight.
We’ll see if she takes hold of it when The Liz 2 drops on Oct. 21.
Listen to “Paula Deen” by Armani Caesar featuring Westside Gunn below!
Armani Caesar announces ‘The Liz 2,’ drops new single ‘Hunnit Dolla Hiccup’
Griselda’s first lady is ready to take center stage, as Armani Caesar has announced her new album, The Liz 2, with its first single “Hunnit Dollar Hiccup” — featuring fellow Griselda-mates in Benny the Butcher and Stove God Cooks.
Over a slow, menacing beat produced by Denny LaFlare, all three artists deliver braggadocious bar after bar. It’s a throwback posse cut over an old-school, head-nodding beat. Caesar knows she’s the next to sit atop the pedestal and sees herself as the only competition. Benny and Stove God Cooks pick up their pace with their respective flows and continue their ongoing streak of impeccable lines on feature and solo spots alike.
The Liz 2 will be Caeser’s first project since its predecessor The Liz dropped back in 2020. She’s been subtly showing off her skillset stemming from her appearances on Conway the Machine‘s From King to a God and Westside Gunn‘s Flygod is an Awesome God 2. Additionally, she’s only gotten better with time,and with the added exposure thanks to her impressive gust verses, her forthcoming album has the potential to send her to the next tier.
Griselda Records is one of rap’s most consistent and hardest-working collectives, and Caesar is more than ready to have her moment in the spotlight. She’ll get more time to shine once The Liz 2 drops on Sept. 2.
Listen to “Hunnit Dolla Hiccup” by Armani Caesar featuring Benny the Butcher and Stove God Cooks below!