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Pac Div Releases Second Single From GMB “The Return” Feat Ty$ Prod by Mars 1500

Monday • December 3, 2012 • BY noiseman
Pac Div Releases Second Single From GMB

About The Song: With less than two weeks until the November 27th release of Pac Div’s new album, GMB, the LA trio is excited to unveil their latest single “The Return.” Following their Kendrick Lamar and Blu-assisted track “Cross Trainers” last week, the guys are continuing their hometown collaboration trend with this song featuring Los Angeles rapper Ty$. The FADER has also taken a liking to Mibbs, Like, and BeYoung’s “The Return,” and premiered the track online today.

According to Pac Div, the LA hip-hop scene is experiencing it’s “second renaissance,” and they see themselves as part of this resurgence. “The main inspiration behind the song is stating the return of Pac Div and the return of LA’s reign in hip-hop and music in general,” explains Mibbs. “The song gives listeners a good feeling that Los Angeles hip-hop is, and will always be, in good hands.”

About The Single: “The Return,” which has been in the works for almost two years, exudes a feel-good, West Coast summer vibe and brings listeners back to the classic Pac Div sound. Atop a powerful bassline, smooth piano samples, and pumping drums, the four LA brethren deliver a boatload of rhymes that reinforce the message of LA’s return to musical sovereignty. “Bottom line, Pac Div is back,” exclaims Mibbs. “LA is back. We never left. We just continue to get stronger with every release and that will never stop. It’s the return to the City of the Angels and Demons!”

Pac Div “The Return” Featuring Ty$ Produced by Mars 1500

The Background: Based in Southern California, Pac Div started rapping together in high school as an eleven-member crew. Realizing a group of that size was not realistic, they shrank to three members in 2005. Soon after the release of their first mixtape, Sealed For Freshness: The Blend Tape, the group received national attention from Billboard, Rolling Stone, The Source, VIBE, XXL and gained the approval of hip-hop legends Pharrell Williams, Ludacris, ?uestlove, Talib Kweli, 9th Wonder and more. They continued climbing the ladder, opening up for big names like Nas, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Ice-T, Ludacris and N.E.R.D. After releasing two more mixtapes through Motown Universal, the group left the label and released their first full-length album, The Div, through their own label, The Div Co. and RBC Records. After receiving much praise from the hip hop world with their first release, Pac Div is turning up the heat with GMB, which is set to be the most aggressive release from the group thus far with features from friends Mac Miller and Kendrick Lamar.

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