Listening to your OGs can save you a lot of trouble. These are people who’ve experienced what your either living in, pretending to be a part of, or what you’re currently involved in but unaware of the potential outcomes. They’re usually the most grizzled of veterans, old in age, yet wise and compassionate in their teachings. YID is the latest in this line of street veterans, but he’s much younger than his lyricism makes him appear. On his new track “Love Me Back,” his street life past and future are bared for all to see in a somber, perplexing listen about the dangers of this kind of lifestyle. His raps are powerful and plain; a conscious choice to show what lies in his heart without any gimmicks.
The visual reaffirms this straight-forward approach. There aren’t any foreign cars or naked women; it’s just YID, a chair, and a stern-telling to the camera. If you’ve ever had questions about the street life or would like to know what truly comes with it, we feel like YID’s new video will be exactly what you need to see.
Take a few minutes and check out “Love Me Back” below.
Dannyalwayswin and BIG Syme head to the strip club in “Case Close”
Dannyalwayswin and BIG Syme turn a trip to the strip club into a cinematic masterpiece. Thanks to some masterful editing from The Cinema Gods, a clash of reds, blues, booty, and dracos, makes for a seriously interesting watch. The way the light shines off the dancers’ backsides as the scene moves in slow motion is something that we won’t forget for a long while.
The song itself is fiery, making use of a drawn-out hook that becomes an instant earworm by the second time you hear it. Both contributions from these guys are quality gives and help to further their status as Detroit heavyweights.
You should really watch the video for “Case Close” below.
Young Zo and Lil Trev craft a Bay Area anthem with “Slide 4 Me”
Bay Area stalwarts Young Zo and Lil Trev have a hit on their hands with the adventurous “Slide 4 Me.” Young ZO’s use of autotune clashes nicely with Lil Trev’s dangerous, charismatic flow. The production is Bay Area-esque to the fullest, being brisk, bubbly, and crisp. Combine these elements together and you have a seriously good hit that’ll do wonders to Zo and Trev’s rising star status.
Watch the video for “Slide 4 Me” below.
@ImAsianDoll shows her vulnerable side on “These Boys Are The Same”
Asian Doll has decided to take a break from hardcore, street raps and has dipped into her delicate side with “These Boys Are The Same.” The slow, emotional cut has some gusto in it but is largely driven by a sullen delivery by Asian Doll who utilizes autotune to croon to listeners. It’s vulnerable, and, surprisingly, sounds really good. She’d be forgiven if she decided to sing more than she does rap; she’s now shown that she’s capable of doing both excellently.
Listen to “These Boys Are The Same” below.