After releasing his much-anticipated debut single, G.I.T., Tony M Fountain aka TMF Precha has caught the internet by storm. He has since worked with California based artist Xpression alongside of Bone Thugs N Harmony member Layzie Bone on a new song titled 48 Laws. It is set to be released on April 8, 2022.
The track also features keys played by Oscar nominee Ronnie King. For those of you unfamiliar with King he’s been in the music business for quite some time now and has previously worked with the likes of 2Pac, Mariah Carey, Offspring, and many others. This new track is about 5 five minutes long.
As for its subject matter the song received some backlash from fans and quickly began trending on social media mostly from the diehard followers of the New York Times best selling book by Robert Greene.
Known for being the number one most requested book in prisons across America some fans are left speculating at some of the possible lyric allusions in the new release.
Xpression debuted his single, 48 Laws earlier this week on Instagram. In the first verse stating: “pose as a friend but I work as a spy manipulate” leads fans to believe there’s a dark side to Xpression which has of course always been a part of his image. But the real question is whether or not it’s all an image or if there’s some underlying truth in it all.
The second verse by Precha begins with:
“No matter what I keep it fluid and moving”
A possible reference to the 48th law of assuming formlessness as he then goes on to say: “you follow a blueprint / maneuvering like a chameleon in camouflage”
Some listeners feel his verse also, although maybe a bit corny, displays Precha’s respect for Layzie as being the overall master on the track which would be a reference to Law 1 of the 48 laws : “Hey mom, I’m on a track with a legend / remember bumping first of the month in the neon”
Other laws hidden therein include the 32nd, 34th, 45th, and numerous others throughout the 2nd verse.
A source close to Fountain said, “After reading the book it did open his eyes that a good bit of people are using the laws whether consciously or unconsciously. He’s now able to recognize when some of the laws are being used against him hence the line, “I might play a fool to catch a fool” the 21st law.
The two MC’s decided to collaborate on the song after Xpression appeared in an issue of Now Entertainment magazine.