Emcee Don Streat or Cyrus which ever you want to call him is Baltimore hip-hop at its best. Hailing from Baltimore, Maryland but currently living in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Streat’s hip-hop history runs deep with ties to the Baltimore hip-hop scene. Beginning in middle school, he crafted his first rhyme and then began to write rhymes for his closest friends which spawned him in creating Infinite Description, a three man collective of M.C.’s which went on to release a 12”. The record did well and conjured some offers but the deals were never any the group were satisfied with and after placing a free article in the back of the Source even received a call from Ice Cube. Eventually times come to pass and the group fell apart and Don went solo. Music seemed far-fetched at this point and Don found himself on the streets until joining the military during these times he was still releasing music. Hearts of Diamond EP, Dreamz 12”, Diamonds R 4Ever Compilation, and The Don Streat Theory mixtape (Vols. 1 & 2).
This time, Streat teams up with the French crate digger and producer Odweeyne to deliver his brand new joint, “Streat Recognition”, smelling of dusty drums and sharpened lines. The single is off of Streat’s upcoming album, Streat Certified. Listen, stream or purchase the track on Bandcamp.