GLC is definitely an often over-looked and underrated rapper. While he used to get some shine alongside fellow Chi-town rapper Kanye West, as the two became more distant over the years, GLC has remained on his underground grind. He’s pretty consistent with his mixtapes (and his mixtape art), the most recent dropped on Friday, in true Ism form, it’s called Ism Churchill, and was a joint project with producer/engineer Mr. Live. We get a break from Mr. Live’s production on this cut which has the identifiable Cardo cowbell in it, while the Ism himself spits about “CathedralFied Livin” aka the player life.
Underrated Audio: December 6- December 13
Ricky Hil- Holding Me Down
Ricky Hil has been releasing loosies here and there over the past few weeks, but his most recent, “Holding Me Down,” is sounding the most polished. As to be expected from Rich Hil, the rapper spits some depressing shit about his life, whether it involves his addiction to drugs or fucking girls. The production is an equally dark guitar riff. “Plus what I’m doing it would make you hurl / I smoke the oxy til the tin foil curl.”
"Feocious" is definitely an accurate description of Twista on the mic. This cut was just a taste off his new EP Back To The Basics, although it didn’t surpass 16,000 views on the site. In Twista’s usual spitfire delivery he raps about he’s one of the best to do it. And while it’s a little tricky to catch everything he says, the hook is pretty straight-forward: come fuck with Twista.
Tsu Surf- House In Virginia
Tsu Surf, mostly known as a battle rapper, dropped a new leak last week which is the first off his forthcoming mixtape TsuMe, as the rapper attempts to gain new fans outside of the battle arena. We last heard Tsu on the mixtape A New Mood, which we had in rotation for a minute when it dropped, so it’s good to know he has something new on the way (December 15th, actually), as A New Mood is nearing its one-year anniversary. This first leak, “House In Viriginia” is a lot to digest on first listen. It’s an 8-minute narrative—that may be slightly too long, you may lose the listener around the 6-minute mark—but nonetheless it displays Tsu’s story-telling ability.
Roc Marciano recently let go his new album, Marci Beaucoup, on December 10th, and the effort includes this choice cut with Roc’s frequent collaborator Action Bronson. The record takes inspiration from Kool G Rap’s “4,5,6” although it’s not too blatant (apart from the song title). Bronsolino kicks off the track with his verse, while a looping woman’s vocals plays in the background. Roc soon takes the mic and spits gems like, “Murder material / .38, scraped the serial, then sat down and ate cereal.” Real G.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
As we do every week, we aim to bring you overlooked records that dropped in the past seven days with Underrated Audio. These were cuts that didn't get a ton of views, so we're hoping to give them a boost with a second look. This week's edition features music from Tsu Surf, Roc Marciano, GLC and more.