Ro Ransom- Forgiveness
It’s been a long minute since we heard some new ish from Ro Ransom, and I’ve been wondering what direction he’ll take since his last project Ransomnia. Well, he’s only showing improvement, which is always nice. “Forgiveness” is a big track, beat-wise and subject matter-wise. Ro Ransom gets honest and introspective on us, as he reminisces on everything from his childhood to the pros and cons of the rap game. The beat is almost operatic, with a female’s ethereal vocals dominating the background. This is just a taste of what to come from Ro, as he’s working on his new mixtape, appropriately titled Ro Ransom Is The Future. Indeed.
Chuck Inglish- Tangerine Feat. Aston Matthews & Kashflow
Chuck Inglish is definitely the king of all things bass. The rapper/producer has his distinct bass quality in overdrive on his latest release, “Tangerine.” He brings along Aston Matthews and Kashflow for the ride. And it’s definitely a song worthy of a ride in your whip. As the song kicks off, it brings me back to my Cool-Kids-listening-days almost immediately. As the song progresses, it becomes clear this is Chuck’s own style, sans Mikey Rocks. This is the second strong leak from Chuck’s upcoming Droptops EP, which we are definitely getting excited to hear.
Calez- Love Ceito
Calez is not a rapper I was familiar with prior to his latest EP, The G-Unit Bundle Pack. Now that I’m acquainted, I’m spreading the word right here. The Chicago native, who now resides in New York, grabbed some of the best G-Unit beats to freestyle over, and he somehow makes it all new again. Calez is able to prove himself over each one, bringing a new flavour and freshness to each classic. On Calez’ EP there’s a balance of the retrospective and the modern, blended for a perfect ode to the G-Unit era. His voice and flow are illy, I'm just interested in hearing him over some original production.
Tree- Love U For That
Tree is definitely one of the stranger rappers I’ve encountered in the hip-hop blogosphere. He reminded me of Danny Brown for a short moment, but only because his extremely raspy voice put me off at first—but the more I listened, the more it grew on me, kinda like Danny Brown’s voice (and Tree actually collaborates with Danny Brown on his new tape). So back to Tree: the rapper dropped a new mixtape last week, Sunday School II: When Church Lets Out. The project definitely does a good job at getting you familiar with the rapper, as he details his life growing up and much more, with a sound that is best described (in Tree’s own words) as “Soul-Trap.” This song was a personal favourite, and while the production is unknown, it plays an important part.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
This week we bring to you only four cuts that fit the title. Although it seems like more and more music is dropping as we enter the summer months, not every thing is a stand out. These songs didn't necessarily get a lot of love from our viewers, so here we are giving them the second go-round in Underrated Audio.
So click through the four jams, add them to your playlist, and proceed with a few more dope songs in your life.