Party Next Door- Make A Mil
This song dropped over the weekend, complete with a co-sign from Drake. True to form of past co-signs (namely, The Weeknd) it has a new-age r’n’b flavour and it’s all about a lady. Party Next Door is definitely reminiscent of The Weeknd, but I can’t deny the top comment as well—“sounds like an English speaking Future”—that’s not too far off either. Although the auto-tune is more low-key, which is a good thing, because Party Next Door actually has a nice voice. However, that’s about all there is to know about the artist at this time (except, as you might guess, he’s a Toronto native). Just like with The Weeknd, there’s been no formal introduction to the OVO artist, but the song dropped out of nowhere. Nonetheless, it’s a very chill track, with production and lyrics on par, and we’d expect nothing less from Drizzy’s camp.
Rockie Fresh has definitely shown progression as an emcee since he inked a deal with MMG, proving those who doubted. The rapper has been dropping leaks off an upcoming mixtape in celebration of his day of birth, The Birthday Tape. He dropped the first leak on his actual birthday, “Panera Bread,” which featured his MMG boss and Lunice. He’s been keeping the electronic-y, stripped down, feel of the production that we heard Electric Highway going with these leaks, especially in his latest one, “Rollin.” Rockie is still figuring out what kind of beats work best with his style, and he seems to be honing on the kind we're hearing in “Rollin.” It definitely works.
This cut appeared on the Mac-Miller-under-the-name-of-Larry-Fisherman mixtape SHOWTime. While it features no bars from Mac, his production is some of the best I’ve heard from him yet (lest we forget last week’s Mac-Miller-produced “Guns & Roses” track). Production aside for a moment, a Boldy James and Freddie Gibbs collaboration is what really brought this track to my attention, as I’ve been waiting on this to happen—I knew it would one day. The result is just as dope as I imagined, with Gangsta Gibbs and Boldy Lego Blocks blending perfectly well together, their respective deep voices spitting about all their dope problems. If only they each had two verses each, that’s what this track is missing. Or another 11 tracks all together—an entire collaborative project would be sick.
Rich Kidd- On My Face (Prod. By Rich Kidd)
I’ve been listening to Rich Kidd’s recently-released mixtape, In My Opinion, and this is one of the tracks that stood out and will get replayed. “I’d Be Lying,” the cut produced by DJ Dahi, was featured on UA last week, which is also off the tape, but this one is entirely Rich Kidd, from production to bars. Rich is spitting about the many dull problems that plague the average person. There are girl problems, money problems, etc. etc., and sometimes it just gets to the point where you want to say “Fuck the public!” That’s exactly what Rich does in the song, which must have been a form of venting. It’s not the luxury rap problems (which expensive car should I buy next?), but the problems we can all relate too. Not to mention, this beat is nice. While the song deals with content that may get you down, when you’re listening to it, you feel uplifted, and that’s in part because of the beat. It’s self-produced by Rich Kidd.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
The month of April is already wrapping up, even though it seems like it just arrived. We celebrated 4/20 over the weekend, which saw an influx of weed-smoking songs on the site, as expected. Nonetheless, we like think that you can make every day a 4/20, especially when you have the right music. This week UA has four perfect tracks to do so. You can start with the smooth and chilled out "Make A Mill" before going into Rockie Fresh's "Rollin" which is still a bit low-key, and then we've got some harder, more intricate tracks from Freddie Gibbs and the like.