I’m pretty unfamiliar with Miami rapper Stack$ but this track caught my attention if only for the producer’s name (who happened to get robbed this past week). It held my attention with Nelly Furtado’s assistance, and of course, the steady beat, however Stack$ did not leave a lasting impression. Nonetheless he got hooked up feature and production-wise. Stack$ may have more to offer on his new project, The Snowball Effect, which dropped on Friday.
Underrated Audio: August 17-23
August Alsina recently delivered a new EP Downtown: Life Under The Gun and while several tracks on it we’ve heard before, this one was a new one. Recruiting ATLien Rich Homie Quan for a verse, August Alsina sings about a girl from the ghetto. This version above doesn’t exactly sound like the CDQ though, but it’s worth a listen nonetheless.
Chiddy Bang- Breathe (Prod. By Yuri Beat$)
It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from the duo Chiddy Bang. Although this song doesn’t find them in their true form, aka together, it’s still a solid Chiddy tune. Xaphoon Jones is apparently taking a step away from the group for a moment, and thus this track is produced by Yuri Beat$. Chiddy delivers uplifting and positive rhymes over an equally uplifting beat. It’s nothing new for Chiddy Bang to spit relate-able and real shit on the mic, and while he does it, he shares some real-life facts about his university experience at Drexel. More new music from Chiddy Bang is on the way, as Chiddy will be dropping a mixtape titled Baggage Claim this coming September.
Jhene Aiko- Comfort Inn Ending Pt. 2 (Freestyle)
Well, we included Jhene Aiko’s first release of her “Comfort Inn Ending” freestyle on Underrated Audio, so it’s only right we update you and include the extended/part 2 of the track-- which happens to be even better than the original. Ms. Aiko had first delivered a 2-minute version of this track which left many details of her Comfort Inn story unanswered. With this extended 5-minute version, she kicks off the song exactly the same, but finishes her story of her night at the Comfort Inn with an anonymous boy—whom she fell in love with and now seems to regret it. This second part also features a change-up in beat around half-way through with guitar-laced production, as Jhene sings in a sad sort of way about her brother’s death and what she thought was love.
The Underachievers- Leaving Scraps (Prod. By Lex Luger)
Where in the world has Lex Luger been? His name popped up this past week on The Underachiever’s new leak. The NY duo are working on a new project, Lords Of Flatbush, which apparently is produced by Lex for the most part, so that’s something to look forward to (it drops August 29th). For now we can listen to this smooth and airy beat with bars courtesy of Issa Dash and AK.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
We got quite a few new mixtapes this week, including one really big one from Dizzy Wright, The Golden Age. The tape has been getting Dizzy a lot of love, which is definitely a good thing for the Las Vegas emcee on his grind, and the project is probably his most high-profile yet. As another week wraps up, peep five records that dropped over the past seven days which weren't racking up views like Mr. Wright.