Deniro Farrar has been keeping to himself these days while his affiliate Duru Tha King gets some shine. He returned this past week with a new record featuring Florida native Denzel Curry. It’s got the dark, haunting vibes we’ve come to expect from Deniro’s music, which is only reinforced by the rapper’s deep voice and monotone flow. The female vocal sample ties everything together and adds an extra layer of shivers, while Deniro’s hook will get stuck in your head.
Underrated Audio: September 13 - September 19
King Chip- Money & Fame
Chip Tha Ripper King Chip used to show up quite frequently on UA, but he’s been kind of absent since the release of his last mixtape 44108. For whatever reason, Chip decided to re-release a deluxe edition of the project as an album this year, and with that he’s included three new cuts. Personally I’m not sure about the whole re-release idea, I’d rather hear an entirely new effort from Chip (or, even better, his debut album CleveLAfornia). Nonetheless, we can’t complain about a new banger from the LA-by-way-of-Cleveland MC. King Chip is all about the realness, and he puts down all fakeness, even if it comes with money and fame, on this cut. Like he says, you can ask Bun B, that trill isn’t something you can buy.
This was a surprisingly dope collaboration that flew under the radar for the most part. We can thank Childish Major for creating an ill, melodic beat that keeps your head bobbing, while each rapper does his thing. Even B.o.B (jokes). The song is all about turning up, and despite that, the track is turnt-down. It’s got Southern vibes, which only makes sense considering Scotty is an ATLien (as his name might indicate). Despite Iamsu! being a West Coast native, he sounds right at home beside these two Southerners. In fact, he may have outshined them. We’ll let you be the judge.
Mick Jenkins- Rain (Prod. By Kaytranda)
Some may say we’ve been featuring Mick Jenkins a tad too much on Underrated Audio, but he’s been staying underrated and his audio is dope, so what else are we to do? Prime example: “Rain,” with production from Kaytranada. Kaytranada utilizes a sample from Missy Elliott’s “The Rain” while adding in some flutes and keeping the pitter-patter of rain present in the background. The beat could stand alone, but then we have Mick spitting that knowledge on us. You know, his usual, socially-aware verses.
Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz & DJ Mustard Sued For "Party Ain't A Party"
In a particularly egregious case of copyright infringement, singer J Rand is suing Jamie Foxx, 2 Chainz and DJ Mustard for allegedly copying him on their song "Party Ain't A Party."
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
With a new Big K.R.I.T. mixtape and Hustle Gang'sG.D.O.D 2 mixtape, plus a ton of new singles from Tity Boi, Tory Lanez, Lupe Fiasco, Yelawolf, Logic, Rick Ross and plenty more dropping this past, our site was busy. Every day this week we saw a jam-packed songs list, so it's not surprising that some songs may have gone unnoticed or overlooked. Among this week's contenders for Underrated Audio, we bring you Deniro Farrar, Scotty ATL and more.