I’m waiting for the video where they’re pouring Dasani on chicks at Magic City.
I’ve revisited Yes Lawd! more than any other album from 2016. I might have been underwhelmed on the first listen because I expected it to go further left given that this was a Stones Throw release by two towering figures of today’s underground/indie rap scene, though Anderson .Paak hasn’t been underground for some time..
A boom bap dispatch. Marseille’s Creestal is adept at making beats as claustrophobic as city living without sacrificing soul. Differences pairs his 2013 beat tape Difference with a murderer’s row of blog rap favorites Ras Kass, Rapper Big Pooh, Skyzoo, Roc Marciano, Conway, Hus Kingpin, Blu, Planet Asia, and Torae. Differences by Creestal..
Man, all I can say is RIP Fat Beats.
Quelle Chris delivered the year’s first great rap album. Come for the face-melting beats, stay for the inspiration. Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often by Quelle Chris Bonus jazz paroxysm. Central Standard Time by Stik Figa Sphere: Related Content
Triple Black Diamonds by Estee Nack and al.divino falls somewhere between D.I.T.C., Roc Marciano, and some of that early 90s mafioso rap, channeling some of the city’s finest and most potent traditions. Of course, Estee Nack and al.divino are from Massachusetts, not New York. The Empire State stays losing. Sphere: Related Content