Ro Ransom- S-Rank Manifesto
Ro Ransom made a return this week after quite a lengthy hiatus since Ransomnia, so it was most definitely welcome. He came correct too. Over a dope ass beat from RobGotBeats, he teases fans about his long-awaited Ro Ransom Is The Future project, borrows the “We Made It” flow, and of course, drops a wrestling reference or two. Now let’s get to the future already ‘cause we wanna hear more Ro. "They tryna bring New York back?...Let's bring it forward."
Childish Major- Childish Feat. Curtis Williams
While we’re accustomed to seeing Childish Major behind the scenes, or rather, in the production credits, he’s been slowly stepping out as a singer and artist in his own right. We heard a little bit of what he could do in last week’s UA when he sang the hook for Rome Fortune, and this week we’re treated to some more. This is definitely a far cry from the current Atlanta soundscape, as Childish dives into the synth r’n’b lane while keeping heavy bass present, and a bit of rapping from Curtis Williams of Two9 fame. Definitely will be checking for more from solo ish from Childish, as should you.
Mick Jenkins- Lazarus (Prod. By Chuck Strangers)
Finally, Mick Jenkins announced a release date for his anticipated sophomore mixtape The Water[s] this past week, and the tracklisting and cover art only added to our excitement. If that wasn’t enough, he also officially announced signing to the Cinematic imprint. On “Lazarus”, Mick sounds right at home over production from Chuck Strangers (Joey Bada$$ and thus Cinematic affiliate). Strangers creates a beat using hand drums, giving it an underwater feeling. Mick, of course, spits bars you’ll need to rewind and re-listen to just to grasp the concept (and even then, we don’t make any guarantees). “Hold your hand boy, they breaching your thoughts/Have your soul for a fuckin’ Jesus piece and a Porsche.”
Doley Bernays- Prey
Doley Bernays is a Bronx native on his way up. Since dropping his free album Just In Case last year, he’s been hard at work on his sophomore release, Bond Place Hotel, just announced this past week. With that, we received the first look off it, “Prey.” Over an echoing sample and dark instrumental, Doley uses a hard-hitting flow as he raps about street life in New York and the challenges that come with it. His hook game on is on point, as he uses the homophone ‘prey’ and ‘pray’ to give us a double entendre of sorts. Bond Place Hotel is due out on August 26th.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
On this week's edition we scrounge up music from rappers on the rise, some of whom just inked a independent label deal (Mick Jenkins), and some of whom are free agents (Ro Ransom). There's a producer who doubles as a singer, and a New York native brining a new sound to the city.
Take a look and let us know your favorites.