Let’s cut to the chase. Sosa Wap’s “Boof Blunt” is hard. So hard that it’ll melt your car speakers if played loud enough. It’s impossible not to vibe really hard to this; the classic trap beat makes use of 808s so smoothly that it successfully channels Lex Luger’s foundational trap beats of the early 2010s. There’s so much to like about the production that it can be elaborated on for paragraphs. At its essence, its simplicity and heavy-handed execution make it a must-listen for bass enthusiasts.
Now if Sosa Wap went on this type of production and rapped at his hardest, it wouldn’t have worked. 808-heavy beats require a certain level of rap finesse; the rhymes must be felt, not telegraphed. Sosa’s rhymes fit this vision; they’re extremely simple, yet, drawn out. Because of how they’re stretched to fit across the beat, they accentuate the bass’ heavy-handedness beautifully.
Notice that we called for a Track Spotlight instead of a Video Spotlight. In all honesty, the visual is pretty barebones. We wanted to accentuate the song itself for what it is; a strong, beat-thumping banger.
Check out Sosa Wap’s “Boof Blunt” below.
@AkhilSesh’s visual for “Lil Thouwow” will throw you for a loop
Akhil Sesh’s latest visual is “Lil Thouwow” and if there’s one word to describe it, it’s definitely “wow.” That’s a good one by the way, often because the word gets misconstrued in this context. In the visual for the song smoother than usual song, Akhil Sesh loads on copious amounts of special effects that showcase a drive to be eclectic. It works, too.
Watch the video for “Lil Thouwow” below.
@theofficialyed goes crazy in “Like I Never Left”
Y.E.D. hails from Atlanta and is more grassroots than anyone coming out of the city. His raw, visceral style of music relies on its spontaneity for thrills. “Like I Never Left” captures lightning in a bottle for a captivating sound and style that place you right in the action. The video will give you vertigo, but it’s mesmerizing in a way that Harmony Korine’s K.I.D.S is.
Watch the video for “Like I Never Left” below.
@Coringmusic shows Brooklyn’s beauty in “Brooklyn”
Watch Corin Gabriella’s exciting new video for “Brooklyn.” It has a very grassroots feel to the way that it’s shot and the frantic, energetic viewpoints that it uses to portray the city’s angst. Corin is a rising R & B stalwart out of the city with a soulful sound that cuts through much of the more atmospheric muddling that exists in contemporary soul culture. With a fresh, funky twist, her latest will give you something to remember.
Watch the video for “Brooklyn” below.