Vince Staples’ raps and Mac Miller’s production seems to make for a dope combination, who knew? We just found out last week, when Vince dropped this cut, which is off an entire collaborative project, Stolen Youth, that the two are working on—so if you’re feeling this, that’s some good news. Larry Fisherman aka Mac Miller’s alter-ego-producer gives us an almost choir-like beat, and Vince’s deep voice delivers some contrasting content over it, as he spits about the victims of “Guns & Roses” (ultimately, he’s speaking about violence) which plague a community.
NatNaeil- S*rius Shit
NatNaeil is a new-comer to HNHH, and although this is the first cut he’s got up on HNHH, we have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot more of him. The New Jersey rapper first delivered a video for “S*rius Shit,” and then the audio soon followed. Contrary to the title, his raps are nothing too serious—it seems more like he’s spitting care-free rhymes, while displaying his ability to create a catchy hook and some good one-liners. There’s nothing too deep here, it’s all about having fun.
Rich Kidd- I’d Be Lying (Prod. By DJ Dahi)
Rick Kidd, hailing from Toronto, Canada, apparently raps and produces, but in this case, he grabbed a beat from “Money Trees” creator DJ Dahi. The producer was featured in our Creative Producers segment, and, just as the feature says, Dahi is undoubtedly creative. Check this beat if you’re not convinced. The electronic sounds at the beginning of the beat are soon joined by ethereal female vocals, which contrast the harsh subject matter Kidd is spitting. No lying. Check out more of Rich Kidd's material on his brand new mixtape.
Cory Gunz- IDK My Limits
Cory Gunz is a strange character. I’m not sure where he’s been at, but he hasn’t been appearing on the blogs. Then, outta nowhere, he’ll randomly drop a track, and soon go back into hiding. And, surprisingly enough, every now and then I’m feeling a Cory Gunz track. Such as this one right here, which appeared on BootLeg Kev’s mixtape. Cory Gunz delivers perfect bars in anticipation of getting fucked up, but it’s not an overly energetic track—if you’re not in the mood to get fucked up, you can still vibe out to it.
August Alsina and Spitta dropped something that would satisfy any r’n’b lover and any weed-smoker…if you’re both, then it’s the jackpot right here. August’s vocals never seem to fail, as he handles the hook effortlessly. The talented singer is apparently working with fellow r’n’ber, The-Dream, since singing to Def Jam, and there’s no doubt those two could cook up something dope. Getting back to the track: Curren$y said upon the release it, that it could be about a special lady, or a special plant. Although the latter seems more plausible, you can definitely put this record on to set the mood. It’ll be interesting to hear the rest of August’s upcoming project, The Product II.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
This week's Underrated Audio is mainly composed of artists who are on the rise, from Toronto rapper Rich Kidd, to the Def Jam signee, August Alsina. Although most of these artists have yet to really establish themselves in the game (we can gloss over Cory Gunz, who also appears in UA this week), they delivered quality tracks this past week which we’d like to shine some more light on. Some of these were rated ‘Very Hottttt’ but still didn’t reach a wide enough audience, and some, it seems just slipped under the radar. Check out the tracks by clicking through the gallery above.