Leaf- Sugar Mama Feat. Action Bronson
Leaf is a rising rapper/singer hailing from New York. “Sugar Mama” with a fellow New Yorker Action Bronson was her first look on HotNewHipHop, but hopefully we’ll see more vibes like this from her in the future. Bronsolino opens the record with a quick verse, and then Leaf takes things over mixing in rapping with singing. Honestly, to me at least, the singing sounds more on-point than her spitting. Nonetheless, you should give it a listen.
A$AP Nast- Trillmatic feat. Method Man
I’m not in the habit of listening to the various A$AP Mob members (apart from Rocky), there just seems to be too many of them, but Nast stepped into the spotlight with this cut featuring the OG Method Man. Over some old school boom-bap production from Ty Beats, Nast spits all about his funky style. And Method Man keeps it very real, spitting, “I got a poor man's panache, I be stretching the cash/I'm a little passive aggressive, you get a stretcher when I'm mad/For the line, manic depressive, rappers stressing me bad/Got too many less than impressive rappers left in my path.” Yet the track has not even reached 20k views yet.
Nikko Lafre- Life I Chose Feat. Taylor J
Minneapolis native Nikko Lafre is definitely consistent, he seems to be dropping new (and free) music weekly. His latest freebie with a rapper named Taylor J, is over dreamy yet dark production, as each reflects on the life “they chose” and what that consists of. This’ll live on Nikko’s impending Survival: Face The World project.
Shlohmo- The Club (Remix)
Shlohmo once again offers up a dark remix, this time mixing up UK artist Purple's song "The Club." The L.A. native producer uses his usual synth-elements to give the song completely new vibes, on top of slowing it down several notches compared to the original. While the song always had a somewhat dark vibe, this definitely makes it even more sinister.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
Underrated Audio provides you with a few joints we feel deserve an extra look or two from the last seven days. This week we give some more shine to A$AP Nast, another New Yorker who's a female by the name of Leaf, Nikko Lafre and Shlohmo.
Peep those four cuts in the gallery above, and let us know what underrated piece of audio you've been digging this week.