90’s revivalist hip-hop is often trite and contrived, consisting of rappers desperate for creativity who paraphrase freshness from the past without offering anything new. Gangsta Boo and Beatking’s new mixtape Underground Cassette Tape Music is a glaring exception. It incorporates elements from Gangsta Boo’s past verses with Three 6 Mafia, while simultaneously offering fresh perspective relative to our generation of Southern trap music. It’s a genuine incarnation of the Dirty South. Beatking said in a recent interview with Noisey that “Underground Cassette Tape Music sounds like some shit you’d be jammin’ from Swishahouse in 1999, from Screw in 1999, or if you was jammin’ DJ Paul and Lord Infamous’ Come to Hell with Me II in 1995.” Beatking and Gansta Boo enhance the tape with features from artists such as Danny Brown, OJ da Juiceman, Paul Wall, Daz Dillinger and Lil’ Flip. This is a fantastic tape. Beatking perfectly surmised the style of it when he said “[his beats on this record] let you know what trap music would sound like before it was called trap and was just hard music.”
Listen and download the mixtape via the link below.
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