Doing some very secretive work in the trenches of SoundCloud and new age rap, we came across Tristan Dunn. His music is captivating, showcasing some serious potential for his staying power in the game. We listened to his energetic new cut “G UNIT” and believe that it’s some of the best rapping that you’ll hear right now. Here’s a few things to takeaway from know about Tristan Dunn.
Tristan Dunn is not your regular new age rapper
Most new age rappers prefer light melodies and atmospheric production to stand out, not realizing that they’re really just fitting in. Tristan Dunn does the exact opposite; his raps are entrenched in early 2010s trap sheen, something sorely missed in this game. “G UNIT” is a classic because of this.
He’s not afraid to pay homage
The entire concept of “G UNIT,” from the song’s nostalgic sound to the video bereft with machismo, reeks of G-Unit’s influence. It’s that much stronger because of it too – being able to sufficiently pay homage without feeling a need to explain itself. That amount of confidence is rare nowadays.
He’s already attracting the attention of genre stalwarts
Aside from having a personal relationship with Waka Flocka, he’s already turned down a deal from Bricksquad. This kind of star power behind him means that there’s something he has that many of his contemporaries lacks. Watching the video for “G Unit,” you’ll surely realize that.
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.