Rome Fortune- Damn Good, Damn Different (Prod. By Dun Deal)
Rome Fortune big ups his own uniqueness with the song “Damn Good, Damn Different”; which definitely sums him up quite well. Go-to producer Dun Deal provides a low-key and minimal backdrop for Rome’s laid-back flow, as he announces that you’re shit is dead. BTW.
WELL$- Lil Tommy
After hearing “Lil Tommy” from a fresh face to HNHH, WELL$, we had to go back and listen to everything we may have missed. It was definitely worth the Soundcloud peruse. That aside, “Lil Tommy” is ill in that it tells a story, one which we’ve seen play over in real life, a school shooting. WELL$ depicts the chilling story of Tommy, who soon turned killa after being antagonized by classmates and generally having some psychological issues. With help from a haunting beat produced by Shurik’n and The Black Hearts Club, WELL$ has cemented his status as one to watch.
Noelz Vedere- Out Of Focus Feat. Freddie Gibbs
Noelz Vedere is another fresh face to the homepage of HNHH, and another one worth the listen. Nabbing a feature from Freddie Gibbs helps brings “Out Of Focus” to another level, and although the Gary, Indiana native is a strong feature, he still doesn’t steal the spotlight away from Noelz. Noelz starts off with chopped & screwed vocals before his real voice comes into focus, with a flow that varies pace throughout.
Alex Wiley- Vibration
We were already extremely impressed with Chicago native Alex Wiley’s debut mixtape Club Wiley, and the rapper is somehow stepping it up even more with the next project, Village Party. His often-experimental flow keeps you interested through out the record, “Vibration” is a case-in-point, as if the beat didn’t already have your attention locked. Wiley also seems to be dope at hooks too—not something every rapper can handle, if we’re being honest. In his own words, Wiley described “Vibration” as “me deciding to stop feeling wronged by the world. 'Cus like, that shit weak. Take control, yahfillme?” And that is pretty accurate—it’s kind of like his F.U. to anything he’s not fucking with in the first place, at the same time claiming his place of dope-ness in a rap world filled with weak/unauthentic shit.
Boogie- Westside Feat. A$ton Matthews
Boogie is a new-ish rapper we’ve been keeping an eye on, and part of that watch-over included premiering this particular track with A$ton Matthews. We’ve mostly heard Boogie over more up-beat records, but for this particular one he slows it way down with a chilled out ode to Cali’s Westside, while detailing stories from there. It leaves us with even more anticipation for his debut project Thirst 48 which we will be premiering in the Spring.
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 edition brings you five ill tracks that were really slept on, mainly because they are all from rappers still on the rise, or just beginning their careers. From the West Coast's South Central to the East Coast's Chicago, we encourage you to take a listen to these MCs and share your opinion in the comment section.