Peewee Longway- Juice Feat. Young Thug
Peewee Longway delivered a new mixtape this past week, The Blue M&M, which was filled with trap bangers and catchy hooks. “Juice” has a hook you might expect, referencing Tupac in the film of the same name. Over a jingly electronic beat Peewee and Thugga stunt, there’s nothing too complicated going on, but it works.
Tree- Look At Me
Tree demands you look at him on this new cut, which was released in celebration his very first tour overseas. It’s an appropriate tune to celebrate too, as the Chicago MC details all that he’s accomplished and some of the benefits of his rap career. He’s on the grind, as the hook says, and he’s really trying to make this Soul Trap movement happen. We’re advocates.
Lucki Eck$- Reflections
Lucki Eck$ is carving out his own lane in the oversaturated market that is Chicago (but really, what market isn’t oversaturated these days because the internet?). Rather than the dominant drill trap sound, Lucki Eck$ takes a completely left-field approach, opting for fuzzy, dazed out instrumentals which go along perfectly with his lazy flow. “Reflections” is a prime example of that, sounding like something he may have created while sipping lean, or at least stoned, given the overall slow-motion feel of the record. At the same time, Eck$ reflects on life, from his uncle’s drug addiction, to dreams. Roll one up and reflect.
Rome Fortune- One Time For (Prod. By Four Tet)
Indie rock/electronic producer Four Tet produced two records for Rome Fortune, and mid-week Rome decided to treat us to one of them. The soft, lullaby-like production is teamed up with frequent drum rolls, and works well with the Atlanta native’s thoughtful flow. The rapper spits about luxuries and unnecessary haters, while he paints a picture of his life.
Luu Breeze- Hearts In The Trunk
Luu Breeze made a strong return to the blog game this past week with the synth & 808-driven “Hearts In The Trunk.” While we know that the Toronto native can lay down hard bars when he wants too, this record mainly features his singing and melodies although he stops mid-way to spit a little. Luu gets emotional on us as he sings about heartbreak and bad relationships. He sounds like he’s in a Kanye West 808s & Heartbreaks mode.
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.
For this week's edition of Underrated Audio we look to upcoming rappers such as Toronto's own Luu Breeze, Chicago's Lucki Eck$ (featured on the cover), Atlanta native Rome Fortune and more for some slept-on yet nice records.
You know how it goes. Click through and let us know which one's you're feeling.