Tink- Want It Feat. Kelela (Prod. By DJ Dahi)
We received yet another successful Yours Truly x adidas original #SongsFromScratch collaboration this past week, which joined up female singers and sometimes-rappers, Tink and Kelela. Over a melodic beat from DJ Dahi, the two traded harmonies with Tink incorporating a rap verse. Tink’s verse really rounds out the collabo, as the two sing about getting caught up with a man who already has a girl. You know the story.
Vic Mensa- Down On My Luck
Vic shows off his ability to sing on his latest cut “Down On My Luck.” Despite the record being about the lows in life, it’s rather upbeat, and may actually do the trick of putting you in a good mood. Which could very well be the point? The production is rather electronic-y, and gets even more so as it continues, but we don’t mind. It’s reminiscent of deep house vibes, something you may want to listen to during those late nights and early mornings.
Rome Fortune- Payin For It Feat. Junglepussy & Relly Jade
Rome Fortune and Dun Deal released their joint EP, Drives, Thighs & Lies this past week and it didn’t disappoint one bit. Staying true to the previous leaks we’d heard from the rapper/producer pair, the EP acts as one seamless listening session creating an a great ambience for you to vibe out too. For “Payin For It” we get what begins as a mechanical beat from Dun Deal, but he quickly incorporates soft piano keys to even out the mechanical noises. If this collaboration peaks your interest, then you will definitely enjoy Drives, Thighs & Lies.
CRASHprez- Thom Yorke Is Black
We were introduced to this CRASHprez character with his bold claim, “I’m the dark-skinned Thom Yorke.” The track is produced by *hitmayng, who includes a Drake sample, because, it's so necessary. The rapper experiments with his flow and delivery, and provides a hook that may get stuck in your head for days. This was the first time we've heard from CRASHprez but we’ll be keeping an eye out for his upcoming project (of which this was the first leak), More Perfect.
FYUTCH- Pull Your Pants Up
FYUTCH, previously known as Future, and once an HNHH Heatseeker, delivered his own response to the Donald Sterling controversy mid-week, “Pull Your Pants Up.” Although this track is definitely a banger, FYUTCH managed to pack a message within the lyrics, not a feat we often see when it comes to hard-hitting records. FYUTCH contemplates the use of the n-word and how hip-hop culture is portrayed by the media.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days, that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
This week we've got our eyes on records from Rome Fortune, previous Heatseeker winner and now rapper on the rise, FYUTCH, Vic Mensa, two female singers Tink and Kelela, and finally, newcomer to HotNewHipHop CRASHprez.
Check out what you may have slept on this week by clicking through the images above.