The Boss Playas

It Is What It Is

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Hailing from Buffalo, New York (a city not exactly known for its thriving hip-hop scene), the Boss Playas are a duo comprising producers and MCs Nomadic and Sonny Santino. The Boss Playas spent several years honing their sound underground before presenting their demos to Clive Davis's J-Records and scoring a deal. That deal resulted in IT IS WHAT IT IS, the Playas' first full-length. The lead-off track, "Pop It Off," is a perfect example of the duo's blend of hook-ready accessibility, hardcore attitude, and solar plexus-rattling beats.

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