Kent Money- State Of Emergency Feat. Big Hit (Prod. By Hit-Boy & Haze Banga)
I have to be honest, I’ve haven’t been paying too much attention to the many members within Hit-Boy’s HS87 crew, however Kent Money now has my attention locked in with his “State Of Emergency” leak from last week. The frantically fast-paced cut sounds as though it’s something from “Flight of the Bumblebee” and almost surprised me by its dopeness. Of course we have to thank Hit-Boy and frequent co-producer Haze Banga for these sounds, but Kent Money and Big Hit do their part to make it a track you’ll want to have on repeat.
YG Hootie- Drive Me Crazy
YG Hootie released a stand-out record last year, “Two Presidents” featuring Kendrick Lamar, and since then we haven’t heard a peep out of him. Finally this past week that changed, when he dropped off “Drive Me Crazy.” In case we thought the quality of “Two Presidents” was a one off, Hootie proves that’s not the case with the catchy “Drive Me Crazy.” It's got a hook you can’t help but to repeat, and over a beat that sounds like it got dipped in lean, Hootie spits about the things that annoy him.
Mick Jenkins- Realer Than Most Feat. Dally Auston, NoName Gypsy & Saba
This is some super dope music put together by the always reliable Closed Sessions out in Chicago. The famed studio got Mick Jenkins, Dally Auston, NoName Gypsy and Saba together to create a collaboration on just how real they are, and how others pale in comparison. Right off the bat, Mick drops off some too-real lyrics with “I keep it realer than most / this phrase is often used too loosely / Amongst these niggas putting pencils to this loose leaf / Making stencils of each other’s shit.” Yeeesh. As an astute commenter pointed out, the production does sound similarly to the Harry Fraud-produced “Birds On A Wire”, probably containing the same sample.
BrandUn DeShay- Chi-bUya
BrandUn DeShay remains as creative as ever with his latest cut, inventively titled “Chi-bUya” (pronounced shy-boo-yuh) which is a play on words using the city of Shibuya in Japan (known for being uber fashionable and trendsetting) as well as DeShay’s own home of Chi-town. The result is a low-key record sprinkled with bass and closed hi-hats. It’s a bit repetitive on the lyrics tip, but that also helps to get it permanently stuck in your head (which could be the point).
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.
This week's contenders offer a range of sounds, from slightly ratchet to low-key chilling. We're looking at four records from the last seven days that came from Hit-Boy's Kent Money, BSM's YG Hootie, rising producer and rapper BrandUn DeShay, and finally, a big collaboration from Mick Jenkins and friends out in Chicago. Hopefully there's a little something for everybody.