Chase N. Cashe- Duo Die (Instrumental)
I’m not the biggest fan of Surf Club’s Chase N. Cashe when he’s on the rapping end of things, but when he does work as a producer, it’s strong. The rapper-slash-producer released this instrumental last week to give fans a taste of what he’s been up to, and it’s sounding pretty nice to me. It’s a mellow sample that doesn’t need lyrics from a rapper, but could definitely get some.
This is a very interesting collaboration which we definitely weren’t expecting, but welcomed with open arms, ‘cause any Jay Electronica is good Jay Electronica. The unique production on this track appropriately recalls a South-Western movie, seeing as this is the lead single for the short film “They Die By Dawn,” a Black cowboy epic . Lucy Lui joins on the adlibs, along with Yasiin Bey for a verse. Based off this single alone, I’m interested in seeing the accompanying movie which features Michael K. Williams, Erykah Badu, Rosario Dawson, Jessie Williams and Isaiah Washington.
Freddie Gibbs- The Color Purple
This song has a lot of potential, if it weren’t for the countless tags at the beginning of the track and the poor quality. Nonetheless if you skip to the 30-second mark (when the song actually starts) it can be enjoyed, but the CDQ would be appreciated. This song is weird in that it changes up throughout so by the end you feel like you’re almost listening to a different song. Gangsta Gibbs starts out by singing a melody, and then the beat changes up near the latter half of the song with some incorporation of Kirko Bangz’ “Drank In My Cup,” and Gibbs starts to bust some raps, but, then the song (sadly) abruptly ends
Young Roddy- Ignorant Shit (Freestyle)
We don’t often get new solo material from Jet Life spitter and Curren$y’s best friend, Young Roddy. It would definitely be nice if he started dropping more content on a regular basis, but for now, we have this freestyle from the rapper over Jay-Z’s classic instrumental.
This appeared apparently out of thin air a few days ago, when a YouTube video started circulating with the audio. The track delivers some hard-hitting verses from all three rappers, with no hook to be found. The result is very strong, and given that all three rappers can be considered lyricists, we wouldn't expect any less. Although the beat may sound a little generic, it nonetheless works. Now we’re just waiting to find out how exactly this collabo came together.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
Well, today is the day that Lil Wayne's album I Am Not A Human Being II officially dropped. Although we're positive it will sell given Weezy's huge fanbase, we're not so sure about the content there within. If you're not in a Wayne mood today, we've got five new tracks from the past week that we're tryna show a little more love too, so give them a listen.