It’s finally happened. Early 2010s drill has seen a semi-revival thanks to Lil Kappy and his magnetic new single “Spotted.” Trap rap made a transition into drill rap thanks to the massive Chicago movement, but it quickly left that for the cloudy, melodic, bass-thumping stylings utilized by artists like Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan. If you thought that drill music was washed away in the canals of time, I’m happy to tell you that you’re wrong. Lil Kappy does the convention justice.
Maybe it’s the bog standard trap beat embellished by Kappy’s vocals that make it a hit. Or his sheer energy that makes you want to continuously play the track back and revel in its simplicities; today’s complex releases make use of so many moving parts that by the time they end, listener’s are often confused.
One thing’s for certain, the visual plays a large part in the track’s power. It’s shot in crystal clear HD; better than some of the releases on VEVO. Seriously, Kappy’s camera could capture the germs resting on the kitchen cabinet. It’s that clear. And through this lens, we see some serious firepower. It’s classic drill props for a classic drill song. How can you not love it?
Check out the visual for “Spotted” 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.