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Intimidated – [Kaytranada]

Although it might not be the typical type of music I tend to listen to, Kaytranada is one of my all-time favorite producers, and that’s not a difficult thing for me to say at all. He just always knows how to get the vibes right no matter where you’re at. Whether you’re in a club, at a party, cruising down the road in your car, or hanging out with a group of friends, his music is upbeat enough to want to party, but also low-key enough to just bob your head to as you immerse yourself into the music. Not a day goes by where I don’t listen to a song produced by him, whether it’s an original track put out by him or another song that was released by another artist, he always knows how to bring out the best in the singers and rappers he works with, and his latest EP Intimidated is no different. With just 3 songs that clock in just short of 10 minutes long, this project is a nice little gift that will have your speakers bumping before your very eyes. The first track is the title song called “Intimidated” and features H.E.R., a …

Jewelry – [Your Old Droog]

Your Old Droog has seemingly done the impossible with his newest project Jewelry that features a host of features from many of rap’s most unreachable and unattainable, including three appearances from the elusive Mach-Hommy and a guest verse from the legendary MF DOOM. Droog has become somewhat of a lightning rod for controversy over the past several years, boasting a great number of twitter feuds with both journalists and casual fans alike, but while he has come off as slightly irrational, or at the very least intolerant (in the least chaotic sense imaginable) Jewelry is another well-manicured and precisely executed project from one of rap’s most pure. Jewelry opens with a call in a foreign tongue from Mach-Hommy on “Shamash,” and this immediately sets a dramatic and unabashedly genuine tone. The following track “Jew Tang” (definitely watch this video) is a tribute to Droog’s ethnic makeup and it is honestly wonderful to see a depiction of Jewish practices and faith within a rap video that doesn’t minimize this group to strictly monetary comparisons, as many rappers have done for years now. “Jew Tang” finishes with an impassioned outro from Matisyahu who supplied a captivated singing stretch to bring the track to a close. Droog has …

Tamrind Targets – [Tha God Fahim] & [Left Lane Didon] ft. [Mach-Hommy]

Despite his massive back catalog, Tha God Fahim refuses to miss. He’s currently on a run like none other. Take, for example, the beat that immediately graces the listener’s ear on his collaborative track with Left Lane Didon and Mach-Hommy, titled “Tamrind Targets”, which has a new set of visuals to go along with it. Like I said, Fahim doesn’t miss, and he lost his mind on the beat here, as he produced this track himself. The production features some very subtle percussion, as the beat is most prominently dominated by an absolutely stunning, but eerie string sample that carries the five-minute track without growing stale. Fahim wasn’t finished there however, as he drops a great verse as always, preceding a nice verse from Left Lane, and the two emcees show great chemistry here with compatible styles. Mach-Hommy is a name that will always turn some heads. There’s no verse from him on this one, as he’s just on the hook, but we’ll take anything we can get from him. He does a little singing number as he tends to do from time to time, and it adds an intimidation factor to the track. This track is part of a …

Terror Management – [Billy Woods]

Billy Woods isn’t the easiest artist to write about. There’s so much that can be said about the range of ideas packed into his verses. Based solely on his bars, there’s no doubt that the man is a genius, and he puts this on display once more with his second album in 2019, Terror Management. It follows the Kenny Segal-produced Hiding Places from April, and this one proves his consistency and versatility more than ever.  Terror Management is all over the place, which serves as a nice contrast to the more cohesive and linear Hiding Places. There are genuinely pretty moments standing right next to startling and dark ones on Terror Management, like the track “Birdsong”, which consists of two wildly different parts. Messiah Musik, Preservation, and Blockhead each produced multiple tracks here, Elucid handles the beat on “Cornstarch”, and Uncommon Nasa contributes a noisy, thumping beat on “Gas Leak” that Billy absolutely bodies.  Lyrically, Billy seems to be in a rut similar to the one he found himself in on Hiding Places, as he touches on a range of topics, some political, and some personal. He continues to prove what makes him such a great lyricist, as this project features …

Kill Em All – [Mach-Hommy] [DJ Muggs]

“You just go into the room, and shoot everyone you think needs to be shot.” This is an excerpt of a sample incorporated into the intro track of Mach-Hommy and DJ Muggs’ newest collaborative project, titled Kill Em All, and it’s safe to say that it properly sets the tone. There’s so much that can be said about Mach-Hommy. Long story short, he’s a legend in the making, and Kill Em All doesn’t do anything to alter that narrative. This is the second collaborative project between him and DJ Muggs in 2019. Back in March, the duo gave us the eerie Tuez-Les Tous, and then Mach-Hommy dropped his all killer, no filler Wop Kon Jòj! just earlier this summer. Being a fan of Mach’s work up until this point, I was pretty highly anticipating this release, especially once I heard that Your Old Droog and Tha God Fahim were featured on the project as well. “Apollon’s Wheels”, with Droog, proves to be a standout, with a beautifully executed beat by Muggs, along with Mach and Droog expertly trading verses with each other a couple of times. Tha God Fahim is featured on five tracks here, and there’s something to be said about …

Location: State Of Mind – [Tha God Fahim]

There’s nothing more important for a rap artist than having a strong cadence along with a distinct energy on the mic. I think that is forgotten sometimes, depending on who you’re talking to. Just because someone is lyrical and thoughtful, doesn’t make a song interesting, and personality and unique vocal presence will trump the former every time, at least as far as replay value goes. When it comes to Tha God Fahim, there’s no need to pick and choose between these two, because he seems to have the whole package. Not only is he a top-tier lyricist, but he also has a unique and potent delivery, and this deadly combination makes him one of the best rappers out right now. I’m reminded of every time I hear a verse of his, whether it’s on his own track, or he’s contributing to someone else’s. For example, one of my favorite verses of the year comes from Fahim on the track “Mozambique Drill”, from Mach-Hommy’s most recent release. Just recently, we were blessed with a new track from Fahim, and as expected, it’s another great release. The production on here, courtesy of none other than Earl Sweatshirt, screams New York. It’s jazzy and …

Wap Konn Jòj! – [Mach-Hommy]

Mach Hommy has to be one of the most interesting characters in underground rap. From the unusually expensive prices he charges for his music to his in-your-face delivery of convoluted bars, sometimes spit in French, he’s someone I’m always someone I’m excited to hear from. Wap Konn Jòj!, his newest project, is just 19 minutes, but it makes for quite the cohesive musical journey and is definitely one of my favorite releases of the year. The guest-list on here is stacked. As usual, we get a couple verses from Tha God Fahim, who never disappoints, and we also get verses from Earl Sweatshirt, Your Old Droog, and Quelle Chris. As far as Mach-Hommy on here, he impresses as expected. His trademark delivery that effortlessly demands attention is present, and his bars are complex as ever, full of double entendres and notable rhyme schemes. The bars all throughout are memorable, and he’ll come through with some pretty catchy refrains at times that stick with the listener. The project flows very meticulously, and if there’s one word to describe the overarching mood of the project, it’s spooky. The eeriest track has to be “Eedeot Bwoy” with Tha God Fahim & Your Old …