OnCue seems to have slipped under the radar for a long minute, but he popped up this week with a new collaboration with Ro Ransom. Over a purposefully static-y beat, OnCue and Ro vent about a lady who can “Never Do Better” than those two rappers. OnCue even gets a little melody on with the hook.
Underrated Audio: June 22-28
JMSN- Fool (Prod. By JMSN)
JMSN has been on tour as of late and perhaps this is why we’ve only heard from him sparingly. So when he dropped off this seven-minute narrative at the end of the week, I was excited. The song is pretty standard for JMSN, which basically means it’s ill. JMSN delivers that has the dark, moody, and chilling production we’ve come to expect from him since Priscilla. As for his lyrics, they’re also quite standard, in that he’s talking about a woman and lost love. Although we’ve heard JMSN on these subjects before, he somehow makes it all seem new again. JMSN is working a new album, which is prospectively titled The Blue Album, however, this song will not live on it. On a semi- unrelated note, I’d really like to hear that Ab-Soul and JMSN collaborative album, Unit 6, but JMSN has said in a recent interview that due to label issues there have been difficulties…he says he wants to put it out the right way, which means it might not happen for a while. Hopefully it happens sooner than a while though!
Dillon Cooper- Kung Foo
Dillon Cooper was just introduced to HNHH this past week, and we’ll definitely be seeing more of the rising 20-year-old. He’s on that classic New York tip with his rhymes, and you find them all in his new mixtape Cozmik. In “Kung Foo” you hear the rapper has definitely got bars. It’s a good way to get introduced to Dillon, as it showcases his style and raps well, plus he even drops some personal facts, over a hard ‘90s inspired instrumental.
Precious Paris- I Told Em
Honestly, I’ve never paid much attention the G-Unit’s female emcee Precious Paris, but this track that dropped the past week stood out. She definitely sounds like she has a 50 Cent influence, which only makes sense given she’s on his label. Especially on the hook, actually, it’s reminiscent of some old Fif shit. Precious Paris can spit, but we’ll have to wait and see if her career ever takes off.
This cut from the former G-Unit members just dropped on Friday, with Tony Yayo's mixtape Godfather Of The Ghetto. It's one of the more memorable records on the tape, but mainly due to the Banks feature. And that's undoubtedly why many people checked out this track, for good reason too though, Banks kills his verse.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
This week we keep it short and sweet for y'all. We've got four cuts from upstarts in music, who all deliver vastly different sounds, from the indie-kinda-rap OnCue spits, to the r'n'b ish JMSN delivers, to the '90s sounding rap from Dillon Cooper. We also threw in a cut from Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks. Plus we have G-Unit rapper Precious Paris featured, so we can all reminisce on G-Unit days for a minute.
Click through the photos above to check out some dope cuts from the past seven days.