[SOHH highlights a hot record every week and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the smash in Singled Out. After Guordan Banks dissected his “We Might Die” tribute, Baltimore rapper Damond Blue decodes his Jadakiss-assisted “Always Something” record.]

The “Always Something” collaboration came together through my actual business partner and manager. He reached out to Jadakiss. I’m a huge Jadakiss fan, let alone The Lox especially with what they’ve done in hip-hop.

I wanted to bring forth that lyrical side and make people think. I knew Kiss was going to feel it because it’s talking to the streets. It’s not always about politics. When I spoke to Kiss, we went up there to New York, off the break he told me if the record wasn’t hot, he wouldn’t have jumped on it.

That was off the rip. I just wanted to talk to the streets with this one. It’s always something that’s identifiable to the world.

Check out “Always Something”: