You know, I had this whole spiel about how pissed that I was at Frank Ocean for his sick and cruel joke that was played last night, but I’m not going to even waste my breath — or fatigue my fingers — on it. Instead, I have opted to take the high road and just not buy the album….. Okay, I lied. *Plays “Crack Rock” for the billionth time* Wait, what were we talking about? Anyways, check out these 5 tracks that you’ve surely been snoozing on.
Tish Hyman – “All That I Can Do”
This is usually the time where I come in and brag about how the public is still sleeping but I’m woke and all of that jive. Not this time. Even I had unfortunately slept on Bronx native, Tish Hyman, until the release of her latest project, Dedicated To:, which features the inspiring track, “All That I Can Do“. Tish captures the audience with powerful lyrics such as, “Cousin got locked up/ bestfriend got shot up/ older brothers on the run from the coppers” and “Nieces and nephews, asking where they aunt at/ chasing this dream and I can’t even stop it”, transitioning seamlessly from a thought provoking emcee, to a soulful singer at the drop of a dime. Check out the track below and be sure to pick up Dedicated To:, which is in stores now.
Chuck Brilliant – “Block Party (Feat. Richie Bux)”
Las Vegas natives, Chuck Brilliant and Richie Bux get the party going with their collaborative new single, “Block Party“. Featuring a lyrically dense opening monologue from Bux — buoyed by bars such as, “I’ll beat yo a** and watch the change scatter like sonic” — the track then goes into full turn up. Flowing over wavy synths and loose drums, Brilliant delivers in a raspy but dope cadence that will have you and your crew feeling ready for whatever. Check out “Block Party” below.
Slim Dollars – “Ready (Feat. Marty Baller)”
From the get go, A$AP Mob affiliate Marty Baller attacks this track as if it was his own. Flaring off with charismatic bars and smooth bars, Baller sets the tone perfectly for fellow Harlem native Slim Dollars to come in and finish the job. The two go back and forth effortlessly as they get the party going with flashy bars over heavy production. Check out the “Ready” below and watch it become a staple for any of your party playlists.
Jimi Tents – “All Of It (Remix) (Feat. Jay IDK & Dave East)
Previously known to most as Jimmy The Rapper, New York native Jimi Tents has been heating up the scene lately. Largely on the legs of the banger, “All Of It (Remix)” which features fellow NY natives Jay IDK and Dave East. IDK starts the party off just right with a clean opening verse, which then transitions into Tents delivering one hell of a verse in which he claims a New York renaissance and even takes a jab at Funkmaster Flex. Closing off with an electrifying verse from East, “All Of It (Remix)” is easily one of the most slept on tracks to release in the past year. It also hails from THE most slept on 2015 project in Tents’, 5 O’Clock Shadow. Check out the infectious track below.
Yella Beezy – “Trap In Designer”
Produced by Shun On Da Beat, Texas native Yella Beezy rounds out the list with his Dirty South inspired “Trap In Designer“. Featuring synths that would make Future’s hand tremble, the track is a 3:24 long BANGER. Utilizing his heavy southern drawl, Beezy does his best Migos impression while also keeping the lyricism alive. Having caught some radio buzz in Texas, “Trap In Designer” is sure to blow up any day now, taking Yella Beezy with it. Don’t be late to the party, check out the track below.
There you have it! Let us know how we did, did we get it right? Are we still sleeping on your favorite local artist? Let us know in the comment section below!
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