Slim 400- In My Hood
Slim 400 made his HNHH debut with “In My Hood” this past week, which quickly shows us why the Bompton native signed to YG’s own Pushaz Ink label. “In My Hood” sounds as though it could have easily come from YG, but Slim still differentiates himself from his My Krazy Life boss. The piano keys on the beat take this track to the next level, while Slim experiments with his vocals over the hook. Let's hope there is more of this on his upcoming project Keepin It 400.
Boldy James- No Hate In My Blood Feat. Peechie Green
For those who are really fans of Boldy Lego Blocks James, “No Hate In My Blood” probably came as a complete surprise, with Boldy appearing to hop on the latest trend, adopting the use of autotune over the freestyle record. While it’s safe to say the hardened Detroit spitter does not need autotune to make a great song, at the same time I don’t really mind it. This just proves that Boldy can be your street smart lyrical spitter, but he can also do the more typical trap shit.
Boogie- Let Me Rap
This dude is one to watch. And I’m not just saying that because we happened to premiere his debut project Thirst 48. But we did premiere the tape this past week, and for a debut, it’s extremely solid and cohesive. It serves as the perfect intro to Boogie’s relaxed flow and every day life rhymes. If you need encouragement to give Thirst 48 a spin, we’re putting you on to a cut that sums up the project’s sound and feel quite accurately, “Let Me Rap.” Just let the man rap.
Mick Jenkins- Treat Me Feat. Supa Bwe
You can always count on Chicago’s Mick Jenkins to deliver some shit that makes you think, or at least, maybe makes you look up a new word. On “Treat Me” we get the latter, as Mick and Supa Bwe exchange verses about wanting to be treated Caucasian—and detail the advantage it may or may not give them, as well as detailing past experiences of prejudice. The beat is pretty low-key, so the focus of the track really is the lyrics.
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 past week proved to be pretty fruitful for good music, as we approach summer we are getting plenty of summertime anthems to bump. These particular selections aren't strictly in that lane though, but they definitely cover all bases, from chilled out lazy day vibes to g'd up West Coast music.
Take a look at four underrated jams from the past week in the gallery above.