It’s been an extremely long road leading up to the Freddie Gibbs and Madlib effort, Pinata (formerly Cocaine Pinata). Finally though, after dropping this leak early on in the week, we received a release date for the joint project. It’ll be available on March 18th. To add to the anticipation, hit play on the very laid-back “Robes.” The only issue at this point is the fact that this is a clean version. Gangsta Gibbs and Madlib decided to add two Odd Future affiliates to the mix, although it would have been nice to hear more from Gibbs himself on the record, at least we know ‘more’ isn’t too far off.
Underrated Audio: January 25- January 31
This collaboration would probably make the indie/hipster rapper-lover wet his pants. A$ton Matthews connects with New York’s Bronsolino and the Flatbush Zombies for “TLC” over a spaced-out beat that still has that NY grime sound to it (although, yes, A$ton does hail from Cali).While we deemed this record VERY HOTTTT, it received under 7,000 views. So give it a second look.
Pharoahe Monch- Bad MF
Pharoahe Monch has been absent from the scene for a while now, but when he made his return this past week it was bad as fuck. The veteran rapper released a new single titled “Bad MF” which finds Monch telling the story of one bad motherfucker, who drives drunk across the state line, among other mini tales. The trumpet-backed instrumental just makes the record more monumental. Not to mention his lyrical prowess, here’s a taste from our quotables: "The best liar told a lie inside a room full of liars / The lie was so exciting that all the liars admired / When the truth walked in the building, every liar retired / Deception was defeated and deceit became deleted / Uh, they mad 'cause they can't stop me / 'Cause I said 'fuck swag', I got moxy / Lyrically ecstasy, I got that oxy." Yeesh. Stay tuned for more from P.T.S.D.
June- Big Pimpin Feat. Big K.R.I.T.
This record was surprisingly catchy and extremely smooth. Over a jingly beat and a looping female vocals, the two Southern rappers spit about their big pimpin’ dreams and Krizzle absolutely kills it, although that is always a risk when you enlist him for a feature. Regardless June does his best to keep up, and the combination is pleasing. We’ll have to keep our eyes peeled for more from June.
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're bringing you some dope records that dropped in the last seven days, each of which deserve more views. This week was pretty busy in terms of major single releases, we saw the return of Luda with "Party Girls," we saw the return of Big Sean with his "1st Quarter" freestyle and we even got some free music from J. Cole, not to mention another comeback, from Cam'ron (with assistance from A-Trak), "Humphrey." These were all well & good, but now we'd like to turn your attention to some lesser-heard drops, from the likes of Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Pharoahe Monch, A$ton Matthews, among others.
Let us know your favorite jam from the last seven days.