Tree- 32 Shots
Tree's Sunday School II mixtape was heavy in my daily rotation when it dropped, and since then I've been waiting on new music from the gospel-inspired rapper. The wait came to an end this past Friday, with "32 Shots" sticking to his self-established genre, Soul Trap. It seems Soul Trap is really catching on, at least with Tree fans, as the rapper is launching Soul Trap merchandise. If you’re not familiar with the raspy-voiced Chicago native, listen to him spit some real bars over the horns and string-riddled instrumental provided by S.C.
Skeme- Poor Money feat. Game & TeeFlii
Okay, it’s very likely that the “Poor Money” title is a spelling error on Skeme’s part (that’s literally how the track was labeled), even though “Poor Money” would be a good song title, this is more about POUR-ing money rather than money that is impoverished…Spelling aside, it’s a solid offering from Skeme’s recent mixtape Bare With Me, and it’s a West Coast affair, with Game and TeeFlii on the record. King David provides the backing sounds, which are perfect for the strip club.
ODDISEE- Own Appeal
Washington, D.C. native ODDISEE is currently at work on a new mixtape, Tangible Dream, and delivered “Own Appeal” as the first single from the project. The laid-back self-produced track is a reflective one, as ODDISEE lays his thoughts down about life, some shit that rappers don’t usually say—and as he said himself on Twitter recently, “difference between me & most rappers is, I'm actually saying something.” Listen to what that is above.
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib- Harold’s
Freddie Gibbs and Madlibs have been releasing records leading up to the release of their full-length project Pinata on February 4th, and both make frequent appearances on UA. Their latest release is “Harold’s” off their EP Deeper which came out on September 24th. Out of the joints I’ve heard from the two thus far, this may be my favorite. Gibbs offers raw lyrics over vibing and somewhat soulful production.
HNHH's "Underrated Audio" puts you on not-too-mainstream music you might have missed from the past week.
Underrated Audio provides you with four tracks from a range of rappers with four quite different sounds. Rappers on today's list are hailing from Inglewood, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Indiana, and each of their tracks is reflective of the environment and area they grew up in.
Peep joints from Tree, Skeme, ODDISEE, and Freddie Gibbs in the galleries above.