It was just weeks ago that the Kartel Gang was riding high on the success of songs with Beanie Siegel, Red Cafe and Uncle Murda, but that all ended short last week as Russ Blade was murdered in Queens. Robbed for his jewelry in the late hours of the night, the Queens bred rapper is survived by his wife and daughter. While they still don’t have answers about who it was that senselessly killed Russ Blade, Bo and Blade knew each other since the sandbox as you can see in the art for this single.
Needless to say, this is a very tough time and this is an important song for both King Bo and Smit of Backdoor Movements (manager of Kartel Gang), as they try to carry on Russ Blade’s legacy. The legacy of Russ Blade’s music will live on through King Bo, who will continue to push on for Kartel Gang as a solo artist. While it may be some time before King Bo regroups after losing his brother from another mother, he felt it was necessary to pay tribute to Russ Blade with this song, “My Brothers Keeper.”