The relationship between producer and rapper doesn’t always work this organically. Chaden and Jalal Salaam mesh. ”Holy Grail Flow” doesn’t sound like a one off collaboration and instead sounds like the product of a genuine synthesis. I’ll just let Salaam do the talking.
This is the sound of an artist finding his voice. DooF’s been consistently killing it lately with a stream of releases that’s honestly been pretty hard to keep up with and while he’s always been good “low” really sounds like his proper introduction. Wrapped in the golden orchestral beat courtesy of rxn, DooF delivers an effortless and instantly memorable verse. DooF isn’t over extending his reach here, instead he sounds absolutely at home and sounds all the better for it.
“bunchofshit” is exactly what is sounds like minus any negative associations of the word shit. This is the kinda “hey, bros that weed is totally the shit” type of shit. Feel me? Basically, “bunchofshit” isn’t really just one song. It’s four songs, or at least movements, packaged into a gorgeous and cohesive 5-minutes of beaties bliss. questionz had honestly fallen off my radar a bit but “bunchofshit” is exactly the kinda shit I needed to remind me why we got so hyped (whatever happened to old.dez anyway?) on him in the first place. Please keep shitting my dude.
I’m on the verge of sleep right now and this is basically exactly what I want to be listening to. ”Softmoon verse” is a dreamy, jazzy piece of r&b infused hip-hop (or hip-hop infused r&b… it’s really getting hard to tell sometimes these days) that will happily soundtrack your mid-afternoon daydreams. I don’t know that much about any of the artists featured to be completely honest but on “Softmoon verse” they all come together in a whirling, gorgeous piece of music that definitely makes me want to go learn more about them.
Ever since I first heard Ugly Frank on Khris P‘s song “Casino Royale” I was impressed with his flow and immediately wanted to hear more. Since then Ugly Frank has continued to develop as part of ILLFIGHTYOU and now with BOBBY HILL Frank is definitely at the top of his game. Throughout the EP Frank tears through every track without ever sounding like he’s slowing down while trying out any flow he wants to and out-doing any rapper who’s tried it before him. As much as this EP is a victory for Ugly Frank, its just as much of a victory for Kream Team who produced every song on it. Kream Team have always had a quirky and distinctive sound, but their production has always sounded a little bit held back until now. On BOBBY HILL, every beat shines through clearer than ever and makes Kream Teams’ spacey synths and odd samples sound as equally huge as Frank’s personality. Every song on this EP is worth listening too but you can stream two of my favorites below and the whole EP after the jump.
Happy spring guys. It’s time to start refusing to wear shorts, rolling our pants above our ankles, riding our fixie bikes to work and wish we didn’t burn after spending 5 seconds in direct sunlight. It’s ok though, if you’d rather just stay inside and hide from all the fun and sun we have some beaties for you to enjoy. This batch brings some rice on rims from ethernt, Signature Sweaters with the Pimp C sampling “$yrup (Caught Drippin)”, MilkBeats123 with a holy conflict, Flau with those emotions to soundtrack your walk through blossoming trees, and the loop master with a siren blast. Eat em.
In case you didn’t know, BLACK KRAY isn’t afraid to let out his emotions over the mic. Not unlike Chief Keef, BLACK KRAY has an ability to spew memorable line after memorable line in his songs and “Tattoo Tears” is over three minutes of just that. Over a piano heavy beat from Aliengawd, BLACK KRAY half-sings his “hood fairy tale” with a lazy melody that’s guaranteed to linger in your head for much longer than you ever thought. ”gucci doves flock only onah durt road”. Listen up.