Bobby Hill EP

Get familiar with Washington State’s Ugly Frank, whose debut mixtape, the “Bobby Hill EP” is now on HNHH.

BYPatrick Lyons
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Aside from Macklemore (and Sir Mix-a-Lot, for all you '90s kids), Washington State isn't really known for its hip-hop. Enter ILLFIGHTYOU, a three-member crew from Tacoma who make gritty music and count Ugly Frank as a member. The trio released their debut tape about a year ago, and now Frank is stepping out on his own with the Bobby Hill EP

With sounds that range from G-funk (on "90") to jerky, dance-influenced bounce (on "LEFT OVA"), this EP makes a promising case for Ugly Frank's rising stock. Above all, a hazy, stoned-out vibe pervades all of the songs on the tape, making it decidedly West Coast in nature. 

Let us know if y'all are feeling Ugly Frank in the comments, and hit him with a follow @UGLY_FRANK.

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<b>Feature Writer</b> Ever since he borrowed a copy of "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" from his local library, Patrick's love affair with hip-hop has been on an extended honeymoon phase. He now contributes features to HNHH, hoping to share his knowledge and passion with this site's broad audience. <strong>Favorite Hip Hop Artists:</strong> André 3000, Danny Brown, Kanye, Weezy, Gucci Mane, Action Bronson, MF DOOM, Ghostface Killah <strong>Favorite Producers:</strong> Lex Luger, Kanye (again), RZA, Young Chop, Madlib, J Dilla, Hudson Mohawke