Maryland Menace Guests On New Lil Scrappy Album
When itâ€™s kind of your job to know the name of any rapper from Maryland thatâ€™s making noise, itâ€™s a little surprising to see that some heretofore unknown entity named Maryland Menace appears on the new album from a national star. This week Lil Scrappy, the Atlanta rapper once signed with superstars Lil Jon and 50 Cent, released his second full-length, The Grustle, through the Universal Records-owned independent distributor Fontana. And among big names like 2 Chainz and Twista, the albumâ€™s guest list includes someone named Maryland Menace on the track â€śIce T.â€ť
Maryland Menaceâ€™s Facebook profile doesnâ€™t specify where in MD the rapper is from, or if itâ€™s anywhere around Baltimore, but it appears his most recent concerts were in Frederick and Washington, D.C., opening for Rick Ross sidekick Gunplay. â€śIce Tâ€ť is a silly, upbeat street rap anthem with a chorus that riffs on an older rap star, in the tradition of Rossâ€™s â€śMC Hammer.â€ť Maryland Menaceâ€™s hyped-up doubletime flow on the second verse is a highlight of the song, lending a refreshing contrast to Scrappyâ€™s more sluggish style. Whether heâ€™s repping Baltimore or the DMV in general, itâ€™s good to see a rapper on the rise so proud to be from Maryland that itâ€™s part of his name.