Rick Gonzalez Details "Never Left" Single

posted Friday May 02 ,2014 at 05:30PM CDT | 9 comments

Rick Gonzalez Details

Exclusive: As Rick Gonzalez preps his "Between The Stars" project, he debuts a new Dan Freeman-produced track.

For the last few years, Rick Gonzalez has been strategically using placements from featured artists on his projects. In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, Gonzalez said his strategy was two-fold as it concerned collaborating with other popular Rap artists.

“The strategy for that mixtape was to get a hold of as many people I felt would challenge me and show other people that I was able to hang with them,” Gonzalez says. “I just wanted to show and prove that I’m lyrically able to swim with them. That was the whole purpose.”

Gonzalez’s guests included Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, as well as Joell Ortiz, Fred The Godson and Blu. But an upcoming project finds the emcee formerly known as Realm Reality taking a more paired-down approach.

In anticipation of his latest single “Never Left,” Gonzalez shared some information about reconnecting with someone responsible for one of his higher-profile offerings.

“I got a new project coming out called Between The Stars, and it’s entirely produced by a new producer named Dan Freeman,” Gonzalez said. “He actually produced a single I did with Prodigy called 'The Realness.' We put out a whole project together with not many features…just two features, including The Kid Daytona.”

There’s no formal release date for Between The Stars.

Stream “Never Left” exclusively below.

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  • minnesota slick
    good actor and not a bad rapper from how this never left shit sounds. classic nyc sound plus a co-sign from sean p so i'll check him out.
  • Don
    over the last 3 days i heard three different tracks with this dan freeman cat. i like it fire -don
  • Jon
    Not bad... Not bad at all have to check the new project
  • Anonymous
    Who is this gay ass latino and why is he getting any shine on this website
    • Anonymous
      Coach carter kid lol guarantee he says nigga a lot and is as golden as that gold plated watch of mine
  • Anonymous
    Now that his acting career is dead, why not rap.
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