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Emerging Bronx artist Merknes has returned with his Epilogue EP, the followup to last year's Interlude project.

Standout track "Winter," the opening cut, sees the young emcee delivering crisp, prickling verses as he weaves through fragile production. But despite the rather sublime instrumentation, Merknes makes clear he's not quite above suspicion.

On the track, he boasts about drinking and driving and then getting a blowjob by one of his "hoes" while she's also behind the wheel. It's excessive and preposterous but also once again proof of the newcomer's level of confidence as he continues to introduce his musical persona.

The Epilogue EP arrives as Merknes expects to release another project later this year.

Hear "Winter" below followed by the full EP.