Former XXL Freshman Charles Hamilton Returns With New Cut, “Correct”

Charles Hamilton finally breaks his silence with his new cut “Correct.” The song is only 1:38 long, but Hamilton manages to pack in a hefty amount of storytelling over piano chords and drums, addressing wanting to fit in and, as the track fades out, his 2010 felony assault case.

Six years ago he had it all. Hamilton was signed with Interscope Records, freestyled with Kanye West and The Game, made the 2009 XXL Freshman List, and had a hit with “Brooklyn Girls.” Then things took a turn for the worse when he went to jail, got dropped from Interscope, and even tried to give the late great J Dilla executive producing credits on his album.

No word on if the cut this is a snippet or a full track, but it’s good to hear new music from the Harlem emcee. He has also signed with Turn First Records, the same management company that works with Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora, according to Vibe. The past is the past, and we’re eager to watch Hamilton come back and kill the game. Listen to the new cut above.

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