In the mood for a quick story to wrap up your Christmas activities? Leave it to none other than Terrence “Punch” Henderson, TDE president and owner of one of the more impressive Soundcloud pages in recent memory. Scanning the recesses of his mind from 1986 to 1998, the man whom we call TDE’s secret weapon does for “Kings” what he’s done on so many other loosie tracks from him such as , “A Project Mind”, “25”, “Prelude” & “1965”. Each bar builds on top of the other until the full picture of California and especially Punch’s neighborhood in the middle of the crack epidemic is fleshed out.

Henderson as a rapper leaves no stone unturned. It’s a shame that he’s spent so long behind the desk of TDE as opposed to sharing the spotlight with the likes of Isaiah Rashad, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q. He’s still an owner of a rather distinct voice, one that discusses the past of California like a historian that’s not only see it all but bares the scares on his knuckles and mind to never want to go back. Stream “Kings” from Punch below.

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Brandon Caldwell is the founder & editor-in-chief of Day & A Dream. His work has appeared in VIBE, UPROXX, Complex, EBONY, the Village Voice, the Houston Press, Houston Style Magazine, DJBooth, The Sports Fans Journal, and more. Follow him on Twitter: @_brandoc

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