JMSN and Ab-Soul have been working on a joint EP for a hot minute now and pushed back the release date to put the finishing touches on it. To tide us over though, producer IAMNOBODI takes their song “You’re Gone” and crafts it into a damn near masterpiece that compliments Soulo’s laid back flows and JMSN’s whispy backing vocals while still booming through your speakers.
Kid Ink take’s Rich Homie Quan’s “Some Kind Of Way” and flips it into a pretty dope freestyle about getting stoned. Which is something Kid Ink never wants you to forget that he’s good at. He also shines his best on beats like this so I’d be shocked if you don’t end up seeing a real Rich Home Quan/Kid Ink collab in the future.
P.S. If you don’t like Friday you need to reassess your values.
West Coast hit makers extraordinaire League of Starz grab…well damn near everybody that’s rapped over their beats before and thrown them all together on this one. One part function music and one part gangsta rap makes for one dope ass record that’s sure to fuck up the stock sound system in your hooptie.
Back before J. Cole was writing songs about his fucked up teeth or before Petey Pablo was freakin leaks, there was Little Brother. With Phonte and Big Pooh on the mic and 9th Wonder on the boards, Little Brother made some of the best music to ever come out of North Carolina but never attained the mainstream success their talent deserves. This particular cut featuring a hook from the eternally lovely Carlita Durand is a rarity but also one of the best examples of the depth of lyricism and concepts that exist in southern hip hop. Phonte’s verse in particular should be drafted into the manifesto for underground rappers that would rather hone their craft than lust after the lime light. Sometimes you gotta just be content with being the biggest rap star in your apartment complex.
Juicy J is a southern hip hop legend. If he wants to be pushing middle age and rapping about being high as fuck 25/8 then SO BE IT. I don’t even question it. The man was genius enough to put Pimp C on a song with a sample from The Weeknd. And every single Pimp C verse ever spit has a quotable in it that every UGK fan will love and feel in his soul while the rest of y’all just look confused. In this case, that lyric is “She wanna give me some ass but the dick ain’t free”. Sweet Jones ladies and gentleman. Pay your respective respects.
Kevin Cossom is one of the most unsung R&B acts out there and has dropped some solid projects in the from of Hook Vs Bridge and its sequel. After being relatively quiet with original material for a while he has returned with an anthem to those nights when you just wanna forget damn near everything you know except how to breathe. And what’s refreshing is that, instead of just insisting you pop mollies til you sweat your brain out through your pores, Kevin suggests you could do drugs. Or you could just drink. It’s no biggie either way. Just chill the fuck out for a second. That’s a beat we can all dance to.