Skeme dropped this, appropriately, close to Thanksgiving. The Inglewood rapper counts his blessings over a slowed down instrumental. While he is thankful for his come-up, he’s stunting while he says thanks, rapping about how he’s in a Benz and flying 1st class these days. This record came with a pre-order of Skeme’s upcoming album on iTunes.
Rockie Fresh & Casey Veggies- Sacrifice
“This shit sounds like Christmas!” Rockie Fresh and Casey Veggies dropped the very first leak from their Fresh Veggies project this past week. The mixtape title works so freaking well. This track is low-key and choppy, with almost Nintendo-like noises. Rockie and Casey trade a verse each, and both rappers help on the hook, but the track feels like it’s missing a third verse. Either way it’s a nice spin, and got under 25,000 views on the site.
Blu rarely pops up, but he was on the site last week with this contribution to Classic Drug References Vol.1.The beat sounds like it belongs in a jazz house, with soulful horns, while Blu impresses with word play throughout the record, although it’s only 1:28.
Gunplay- Numbers On The Boards (Freestyle)
Another too short track this week, Gunplay’s freestyle over Pusha T’s beat. Gunplay has been very low-key these days, apart from dropping weekly freestyles, he hasn’t been in the media at all—which hopefully means he’s getting his act together and working on original material (we want more than just freestyles). Nonetheless, this one will have to do for now.
Swollen Members- Shut The Light
We haven't heard anything from Canadian rap trio Swollen Members for a minute now. This past week they delivered "Shut The Light" which makes a great listen if you're feeling sad (it probably won't help you get out of your funk though). The guitar-driven production features female vocals whispering on the hook, while Prevail and Madchild spit about difficulties they endured.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
As we do every week, we provide you with several overlooked tracks that appeared on the site this past week in Underrated Audio. The records on here didn't quite hit as many views as we thought they deserved, so we're giving them a second look.
Check out the five selections of the week in the gallery above.