Nothing I can say about Kansas City’s Gee Watts that wasn’t summed up perfectly by Ben Sherak?at Respect Magazine on the write-up for their premier of this video.
“April?s?Watts Up?found Kansas City?s?Gee Watts?exhibiting the promise of what baseball scouts would call a ?five-tool player,? meaning one with outstanding talent in each aspect of the game.?
Watts?has punchlines (?Pimp C was tryna reveal something before they screwed him / Choppy society, more corrupt than Daz music?), charisma (?Watts Up?), wisdom (?Premature Hate?), a great ear for beats (just check the whole tape) and a steady, self-assured flow (?Watts Riot?). Now,?Gee?blesses us with the first drop from the upcoming?199x?(pronounced ?1990 Never?). ?199x Sixteen Nineteen? borrows the projects title to expand on its meaning; as?Geeasks toward the video?s end, ?Black history started 1619!? / So you mean the first 16 my niggas wasn?t seen??
?Gee?knows that there?s more to his people than meets the history books, and there?s more to this video than meets the eye on the first go. Different lines appear and reappear as part of the track or as acapella, adding a sense of life-collage, making the video both very sporatic but also satisfying and complete.?Get hip to?Gee Watts?below.”