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.
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.