If you’re familiar with the two frontmen of the AllStar crew, you know two truths. The first is that AllStar Jr’s strongest contributions to the rap game come over smooth production that highlights his larger-than-life flow. The second is that AllStar Lee’s raps are well-suited for frantic, fast-paced instrumentation that affords him the chance to lose the production and catch it whenever he’d like.
The two All Stars decide to bring the best of both worlds with “Hot Like Fire,” a slow-burning, soothing track that features vocalist Asianae playing the central figure of a spectacle between two competing artists. Her silky smooth singing offers a stark contrast to both JR and Lee’s verses. With the production bringing what they’re both talented into the forefront, the two rappers manage to turn the smooth track into something fiery that’s still beautifully executed.
If you’re looking for a change of pace, listen to “Hot Like Fire” below.
Fly Boi Rich’s new tune “New Jack City” is immensely powerful
Fly Boi Rich is one of Detroit’s hidden gems. This rapping mafioso’s punchlines hit hard, his beats even harder. His latest release is “New Jack City,” a tough, street anthem that will make even the most weary become fans. Check it out below.
.@drewisfamous and @playknows hit the school track in “Look At That!”
Drew Famous dropped the aesthetically bizarre 800DASH last year, and now he’s releasing the video for “Look At That!,” a crisply shot trip heavy on the nostalgia. It’s almost like one of those weird training videos from the 1990s that makes brilliant use of washed out color palettes and cool camera angles. It features PLAY of Virginia group Breezepark who brings tenacious energy to the chill tune.
Check out the visual below.
@RealRobotJones and @LadiEarth have the time of their lives in “Big Ol Booty”
Robot’s tenacious new track “Big Ol Booty” will undoubtedly be the soundtrack to a lively time once the weather warms up. The Texas-based rapper knows how to have a good time, judging by past hits like “Camera” and “Sleigh,” and brings that same approach to this tune, reveling in his unique energy to breathe fresh air into the instrumental. Ladi Earth, whose music has just been featured on Netflix’s Russian Doll (her song “Water“), appears her and brings some sex appeal to the proceedings.
Check out the video below.