[Mixtape] SIR E.U THE GREAT - KINGHIPPO.TV
[EP] CRASHprez - I Hate You Rap Niggas: A Thesis
Future Pre(z)sident of The United States CRASHprez dropped his latest work I Hate All You Rap Niggas: A Thesis seemingly out of nowhere. CRASH sent me the intro to the project late last night “Thesis Statement” which in my opinion is one of his best joints yet. The EP itself is a more than enjoyable listen, CRASH is one of the few rappers who finds a way to entice the listener and hold their attention while always rapping about something you should care about (à la Kendrick Lamar). Other tracks such as the dark but necessary “Blasphemy For Everyone” and the hilariously “Finna Go Mainstream” make IHAYRN one of the unique joints to drop this year. Definitely a nice follow up to his last project CRASHvillainy and a better example of CRASH’s true skills as an artist. Congrats to CRASH for dropping two great projects in the same year.
rMell - Murakami
As the release of NEOGEO approaches rMell releases a single not from the project but something to keep the fans happy. “Murakami” features a minimalistic beat produced by rMell himself (as always) which helps to bring attention to his verse, one of the longest and best I’ve heard from him. With no chorus to interrupt, rMell spits a tightly knit verse full of truth, ambition and aspiration and more so impressively finds a way to keep that trademark coolness without just rapping about cool shit. rMell seems to always expand himself as an artist and I expect that NEOGEO will take him and his artistry to the next level.
Captain Murphy - Immaculation ft Azizi Gibson & Jeremiah Jae
cartoon rapper Captain Murphy dropped a gem earlier this week in “Immaculation”, which finds Murphy and friends ( Azizi Gibson and Jeremiah Jae) flowing over some groovy production. This is presumably from his upcoming project Duality, which will hopefully shed more light on who the Captain is as an artist more so than a person. I like the anonymity of Murphy, it reminds me of someone I know…
Earl Sweatshirt - “Chum”
[Video] Joey Bada$$ - “Fromdatomb$” ft Chuck Strangers
Joey Bada$$ continues to build off the hype for his debut tape 1999 by releasing a visuals for “Fromdatomb$”. Joey and fellow Pro. Era member Chuck Strangers spit while hanging around in Brooklyn, the video definitely gives off that nostalgic feel that Joey is known for. Very reminiscent of Nas’ “Made You Look” video. Look for Pro. Era’s compilation tape to drop later in the year on December 21st.