Young Money Yawn is one to watch. The Virginia-based rapper recently inked a deal with Dr. Luke’s Kemosabe Records after spending some time out in L.A. with the producer. The rapper who has ties to Clipse (hence, the Pusha T feature), released his first project Lost Scriptures back in February and proceeded to gain some buzz off singles like “Gutta Gutta.” Now that he’s inked a deal, he kicked things off on the right foot with “Shout Out To Papi”, which contains a sample you may recognize from the old t.v. show “I Love Lucy.” While this record is not quiet on the same level as the banger “Gutta Gutta” it’s still a good look, and was slept on.
Underrated Audio: May 3- May 9
K Camp- Slum Lords Anthem
K Camp may not have made it onto this year’s XXL Freshmen list for whatever reason, but he’s still an ATLien on the rise and, now that he’s signed to Interscope, we can probably expect some big things. Nonetheless, he keeps the fans satisified with frequent leaks. He spits about his Slum Life on the anthem(and details the different levels of Slum Life. Yup. There’s level to this shit), and offers up melodies in between raps.
Mick Jenkins- Who Else
Whenever Mick drops something, it’s hot. However, he’s not doing big numbers at this point, although his upcoming mixtape should probably be on your radar. It’s called The Water[s] and it’s dropping on June 24th—now don’t say we didn’t tell you. “Who Else” has Mick spitting some cryptic, lyrical shit for the intellectual hip-hop heads out there, over some clanging production from TJ Osinulu.
Boogie- Highskoo Interlude
Boogie returned this week with another leak off his upcoming debut, Thirst 48. He’s a relatively laid-back rapper, and his beat choices reflect that, although we’re sure he can bring the energy should he so desire. On “Highskoo Interlude”, though, the West Coast native almost seems like he’s just talking to you, while a lowkey horn-influenced beat plays in the background.
Alex Wiley- Ova
Another Chicago native joins Mick Jenkins on this week’s UA list. These two have collaborated before, but their styles are none too similar. Alex provides more turn-up worthy music, while Mick is slightly less flashy. Nonetheless both MCs keep it 100 at all times. On this record Alex keeps it more than real about how he feels about all those drug-talking rappers and everything else he thinks is OVA. Ringing production is provided by Odd Couple.
Sean Brown- Hop The Fence
Tha Alumni’s Sean Brown is equally talented at rapping as he is at producing, in fact, he often handles all his own production (for good reason). He delivered “Hop The Fence” earlier this week, which almost serves as a warning that he’ll be one you need to keep your eye on this year—and he won’t be taking shit from no one.
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 we're looking at six different records, from all across the map. We've got the West, the MidWest and the South all covered although no one representing the East this week. Regardless, there is talent to be found in these six rappers, including Tha Alumni's Sean Brown, Mick Jenkins, Young Money Yawn and more.
Take a look through. Let us know which records you're feeling.