NoCap Looks Death In The Face On "Valuable Souls"

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NoCap reflects on death on his new single, "Valuable Souls."

NoCap is one of the most valuable players on the Never Broke Again rosters, outside of NBA Youngboy. His consistency and prolific output has made him one of the most promising acts out of the South.

This week, the rapper delivered his latest single, "Valuable Souls," a somber record reflecting on the commonality of death. NoCap's auto-tune tinged voice breeds the feeling of pain as he reflects on the trials and tribulations he's faced over the course of his life, from near-death experiences to losing those closest to him.

In the wake of Takeoff's death, NoCap's new song is a timely offering that dives into the dangers of being a rapper. He details the innate paranoia of survival while referencing the death of Pop Smoke. "We got valuable souls... We barely safe at home, look what they did to Pop," he raps on the song.

NoCap is coming off of the release of his latest project, Mr. Crawford, which arrived in April. The 21-song project boasts appearances from Internet Money, Kodak Black, and NBA Youngboy.

Press play on NoCap's latest single below and sound off with your thoughts in the comments.

Quotable Lyrics
My mom always wonder why her child so quiet
They bash me every time I try speaking my mind
Feel like I'm runnin' from death, dodged it so many times
They got these f**k n***as in style so they ain't feelin' my kind

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Aron A. is a features editor for HotNewHipHop. Beginning his tenure at HotNewHipHop in July 2017, he has comprehensively documented the biggest stories in the culture over the past few years. Throughout his time, Aron’s helped introduce a number of buzzing up-and-coming artists to our audience, identifying regional trends and highlighting hip-hop from across the globe. As a Canadian-based music journalist, he has also made a concerted effort to put spotlights on artists hailing from North of the border as part of Rise & Grind, the weekly interview series that he created and launched in 2021. Aron also broke a number of stories through his extensive interviews with beloved figures in the culture. These include industry vets (Quality Control co-founder Kevin "Coach K" Lee, Wayno Clark), definitive producers (DJ Paul, Hit-Boy, Zaytoven), cultural disruptors (Soulja Boy), lyrical heavyweights (Pusha T, Styles P, Danny Brown), cultural pioneers (Dapper Dan, Big Daddy Kane), and the next generation of stars (Lil Durk, Latto, Fivio Foreign, Denzel Curry). Aron also penned cover stories with the likes of Rick Ross, Central Cee, Moneybagg Yo, Vince Staples, and Bobby Shmurda.