Shlohmo- Your Love (Remix)
Shlohmo isn’t strictly hip-hop but I can’t help but to include him on UA whenever he pops up ‘cause his production skills are on point. He always blends up and remixes a track with the right amount of electronic-ness, while still keeping familiar elements that made the original track what it was. His latest being a remix of Samo Sound Boy’s “Your Love.” The beat begins slowly and continues to build and build until it just stops and falls into something slightly more mellow, and begins the process all over again. While the original is much more clubby and dance-tinged, Shlohmo keeps his signature smoke-a-joint-and-close-your-eyes-and-mellow-out vibe.
Chamillionaire- Some Things Never Change
Chamillionaire has been dropping new records here and there following his Reignfall EP, and he seems to have an (almost surprisingly) strong fan base on HNHH. While I don’t really keep up with the going-ons of Chamillionaire, he spits some good shit over a very Southern-sounding beat, and he even drops in a little melody on the hook. This'll be on his upcoming album titled Poison.
Cory Mo comes through with another Southern cut, alongside fellow Southerner Krizzle and not-so-Southern Talib Kweli. Kweli still kills his flow and verse on this cut, even if it’s not his usual style. And of course KRIT can easily spit bars over this kind of beat, but Cory Mo doesn’t let his two strong features steal all the shine, as he takes care of the hook and has the first verse.
Boldy James’ upcoming album M.1.C.S.: My 1st Chemistry Set may just be one of the dopest projects to get released this year (my biased opinion), and this track right here is just a small taste of that. Boldy rounds up three features to help him out (some of whom may have been unnecessary for this track—two Boldy verses may have been better), with The Alchemist providing a dark, piano key-driven beat. Although Boldy only spits one verse on this cut he still owns it with lines like: “Niggas get shot every day, B, put on your skirt /Before I lift it up and show the whole world you pussy/And how you niggas been some bitches since birth.” Yeeesh.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
This past week saw a few big mixtape drops, from the likes of Game and Nipsey Hussle, Lil Durk, and The Ying Yang Twins (jokes...but they really did drop a mixtape). Childish Gambino came through with a new record, "Yaphet Kotto," which is always a big deal since he's dropping music far and in between (although a new album is on the way). DJ Khaled dropped a record this past which riled up a lot of people, "I Feel Like Pac/I Feel Like Biggie," with the song's title not living up to the record itself.
While those were all big and memorable moments from the past seven days, today we're taking a look at moments that flew under the radar. Check out the four tracks in Underrated Audio in the gallery above.