If you ever questioned where Remy Banks is from, his latest single, "rem.," should make the answer abundantly clear. Within the track's first few minutes, there are already a number of references to oft forgotten Queens: from name dropping famous rappers, like 50 Cent, to shouting out specific cross streets. "rem." is as much of an ode to Remy Banks' hometown as it is a bombastic personal anthem.
Odd Future's Left Brain handles the production on "rem." Left Brain manages to emphasize the traditional New York boom-bap sound, without the beat coming off as dated or boring. "rem." might be one of his best beats to date, and thankfully Remy Banks does it justice.
Remy chooses to smoothly glide over the beat, instead of yelling or screaming aggressive adlibs, even though "rem." is an anthem track. The Queens emcee's flow is impeccable, with each line transitioning to the next. The rhymes all ooze confidence and demand attention. "Besides my fam, I'm only worried about one thing/that's my team, my team only worried about thing/that's the cream." Remy is trying to put the entire borough on his back and he takes this quest seriously.
Nasty Nigel joins his World's Fair crewmate on "rem.", adding some hilarious adlibs and a great hook. Remy Banks brought some heat on this track and it is a great first single for his upcoming project, Higher, which should be dropping later this year.