Aziz feat. Ground Up, “Numb”

​Boston emcee Aziz and buddies Ground Up perform raps over an evocative beat that’s the complete opposite of numb, despite the track’s name. Off of Aziz’s Tinderboxx.

posted: January 30th, 2013, 2:00am

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