Alex Wiley- Forever Feat. Mick Jenkins
Alex Wiley and Mick Jenkins is a guaranteed quality combo. The two who have partnered up in the past for tracks like “Own Man” connected once more on Wiley’s sophomore effort Village Party which hit the web last week. “Forever” has the two spitting potent rhymes over hi-hat, drum-laden production interspersed with airy female vocals. Towards the end of the track things get slowed down and chopped and screwed while a saxophone solo is introduced. These two gunna be doing this kinda shit for forever, (ever) so get familiar.
Riff Raff’s Neon Icon leaked a month before the project’s expected a release date, but Riff’s taking it in stride, treating fans to his Mac Miller-featured, eccentrically-titled “Aquaberry Dolphin.” Larry Fisherman is on the boards and creates a minimal piano key beat (dolphin and bike bell sounds included) while Riff and Mac exchange pop culture-referenced bars and other weird rhymes, as you might expect.
A$ton Matthews- Lit
A$ton Matthews just wants to get errthing lit. The Lakewood, California native on the come-up unleashed this dark, slightly trappy record last weekend which is perfect for getting lit too, as were his intentions, we’re sure. A$ton’s rhymes are equally dark and hellish, making for the perfect mesh of beat and content.
SBTRKT- Temporary View Feat. Sampha
SBTRKT made a typically mellow return this past week, with a new record featuring Drake-affiliated singer Sampha. Sampha’s vocals are used over the SBTRKT’s easy-going, slightly electronic instrumental, which becomes more and more complex with additional layers as the song progresses. Soon the track tapers off into select electronic noises, leaving us wanting to hit the replay.
G-Eazy- Monica Lewinsky
G-Eazy gives Monica Lewinsky's name new meaning with this freebie from the past week. It was one of two free cuts G-Eazy dropped off. The Bay Area native adopts 'Monica Lewinsky' as a slang for a mix of molly and whiskey. Are you with it? G-Eazy experiments with different flows over the banger, as he details his late nights with groupie hoes and the ilk. This could definitely work well as an anthem for your late night adventures too.
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 instalment, we've rounded up five records you should probably give a second (or first) listen too-- from Alex Wiley's Village Party cuts, to G-Eazy's free leaks, to Riff Raff's eccentric collaboration with Mac Miller-- scroll through and click play.
Let us know what your favorites are.