Well, we’ve only heard two songs from this Ryan McDermott character so far, but he must have something special ‘cause he’s already signed to G.O.O.D. Music. Given the mysteriousness and lack of information available on Ryan, I wasn’t sure what to expect from his single “Joy.” The song is pretty impressive; the beat is melodic and sounds like it has some eastern music influences. Then there’s Ryan—at first I wasn’t even sure if he was a rapper or a singer, but it turns out he’s a singer. He’s got the chops, and Hit-Boy adds the rap flavour with a verse on the track. Be on the lookout for Ryan’s debut project Ryan Vs. The Sandman: The Tale of the Sleepwalkers.
Pro Era- Snycopated (Prod. By Kirk Knight)
Although this is a Pro Era track, it’s not one that has rapping (I think a lot of people were upset when they clicked the song and realized that). Anyways, instead it’s production from Pro Era member and go-to producer Kirk Knight. I’m feeling this beat, it’s definitely one that would be dope with vocals but it isn’t necessary for your enjoyment of the music. I see someone like King Chip murder this though.
D Nilsz- Good Look
More production for UA today. This one comes from Florida native D Nilsz who really knows how to use a sample. “Good Look” features Gucci Mane vocals along with a female's (Destiny’s Child?) to create a mash-up for a spacey, synthy instrumental. The beat changes up enough throughout the song so that it doesn’t sound too repetitive.
I don’t even listen to OJ Da Juiceman really, but this song was just catchy and the beat is dope. The beat is reminiscent of fellow trap rapper Gucci Mane’s “Lemonade” with all the piano keys. It definitely gets stuck in your head. It’s some classically ignorant ish from Da Juiceman and Gorilla Zoe. They’re doing rap how they do it best and you can’t be mad at that. I’m not sure how the rest of his projects turned out, but OJ released two mixtapes recently, 6 Ringz 2 and Juice World 2, on which you can find this record.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
As we continue to suffer through the #MusicDrought (as one HNHH commenter put it), we once again bring you weekly jams that stood out from the mainstream ish we hear all the time. There's some variety on this week's list, from simple instrumentals, to chilled out strip club music, to ignorant bangers. A little something for everyone to vibe too.