Isn’t it great when an unaffiliated selection of Hip Hop’s finest MCs get together to trade verses? Taken from his upcoming ‘What Goes Around’ [August 19], Statik Selektah’s ‘The Imperial’ features Action Bronson, Slaughterhouse’ Royce Da 5″9 and Roots’ Black Thought. The latter gets the most room to manoeuvre on the track, spitting more bars over a less hectic section of the instrumental, making it easy to forget how easily on par the previous two were. Selektah’s production is, of course, on point – plenty of strings and horns to get us excited for the drop next month. Stream below via SoundCloud.