6ix9ine’s “GUMMO” is at once bombastic yet ludicrous; the outrageously angry production in no way compliments the odd choice of rap style. It’s an energetic song that’s become a viral sensation thanks to the silly visual that attempts to mock gang culture and 6ix9ine’s cartoonish appearance. It’s not necessarily a bad song, it just needs some tweaks to become as good as it potentially can. One of those tweaks? Replacing 6ix9ine with an artist who’ll actually rap with some pizazz, some swagger. Many artists have tried to replicate the success of the artist’s single to no avail. Asian Doll recently decided to take a swing at it and the results are spectacular.
For starters, Asian Doll’s voice and rap style actually compliment the production. She sounds at home over the crass instrumental, matching its monstrous nature with her own loud cadence. It seems these days that artists are either lyrical or energetic, never both at the same time. Asian Doll manages to exude both qualities and exceeds any expectations that you think you have upon listening. From the delivery to the lyricism, even the ad-libs she adds on the backend, it all works stupendously. If you didn’t hear 6ix9ine’s version first, you’d swear that he remixed her song.
If there’s one criticism to levy against her rendition is that at 2 minutes and 28 seconds, it’s a tad short. Because the beat is so loud and fast, it passes by quickly. But for the time that it runs, it’s magnificent and a definite addition to any playlist. Think about Lil Wayne’s “Upgrade U Freestyle” from Da Drought 3. Yeah, we’re talking about that good.
“Hit the running man, that thot can’t stand a chance’
“I can’t fuck with old niggas, I got trust issues”
Take two minutes of your time to check out Asian Doll’s “GUMMO” below.
Review: @LaBritney_ and @kashdoll ‘s “Actin Funny” showcases two of Detroit’s premier artists at their best
It’s nice to see women from Detroit come together and create good music. La’Britney and Kash Doll have hooked up and created a true slapper called “Actin Funny.” Over the bouncy, Bay-Area inspired production, La’Britney and Kash Doll drop off verses about how people treat them once they start getting money. Both artists breath fresh air into the tried-and-true topic and showcase their talents, also showign off some new ones.
La’Britney starts off the proceedings by singing the chorus, and, if you thought she could only sing, be prepared to be suprised. She spits a hard verse; seriously, harder than many rappers who just spit. She showcases her venomous side – her talk of guns and shootouts sounds very believable by her not forcing any images, just talking regulalry. Afterwards, Kash Doll comes in and does her thing as usual. Is it even a question at this point?
Overall, very solid record from two amazing recording artists.
Checkout “Actin Funny” below.
Review: Young Roc’s “Dreams” Is Unusual, Refreshing, And Daring
In Detroit, raw lyricism and flow are the main points of interest in the rap scene. Without either, you’re often either overlooked or chastised. But Young Roc has made a case for choosing to circumvent these rap mainstays and focus on aesthetically daring music that channels lyricism and flow through unconventional means. He traverses through songs on the backs of eclectic melodies and daring production. It’s an amazing feat that has made him someone on our “Must Watch” list. His single “Dreams” only confirms his place as one of the most creative rappers in the city.
The track’s borderline pop production is a daring choice for Roc. Knowing that due to his past music that he’ll be categorized with the more lyric-heavy artists in the city, Roc still chooses to go for the outlandish. It works in its own exciting way. Roc’s vocals on the track match the wackiness of the production, blending pop aesthetics with gritty Detroit angst. It’s a beautiful track that shows just how creative Roc can get.
Listen to “Dreams” below.
Review: @SOBxRBE ‘s “Paramedic!” Is Brilliant, One Of Black Panther Soundtrack’s Best
When Black Panther comes out, people will cause a riot in theaters; partly because the movie has received stellar reviews, but mostly because the soundtrack for the film is of the highest quality. This isn’t an assortment of randomly selected hot songs in pop culture – it’s a carefully curated project by Kendrick Lamar. One of the best songs from the soundtrack comes from the Bay Area’s SOB X RBE collective, the enchanting “Paramedic!”
Kendrick Lamar offers a brief introduction before the tribal beat cuts on, placing listeners in an almost trance-like state. We heard Kilmonger’s name used at the beginning, so it’s reasonable to assume that the song could be related to the movie’s villain. If it is, it makes even more sense – the song has a darkly erotic vibe to it. The chant of “I wish a nigga would,” is long and drawn out, adding to the uniqueness of the track. It’s an enchanting listen that will send the crowd into a frenzy when it comes on during the film.
Listen to the engrossing listen below.