Rapper Cashy and producer Purpdogg have a great history of collaborative heaters. The two recently reunited for the track “Still Tippin'”, with a sample flip that you will most assuredly recognize. Spin it back twice and roll up.
Half an hour of smackin’ instrumentals, bass-driven beauties. Producer DJ Smokey comes correct with his newest mixtape, Squirtle Sapphires. If you’re familiar with this iconic artist, it’s a great place to pick up where you left off. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s one hell of a mixtape to kickstart the journey. Don’t sleep on Smokey 666.
We covered Texas producer Nicodxmvs last month and now he has returned with the single alongside rapper ‘Intre’. Handling production, mixing, and mastering, Nicodxmvs provides a haunting backdrop for Intre to do his thing. The track is the first from these two but certainly not the last, as their EP Retribution is arriving sooner than later.
Minnesota’s own Bobby Raps brought the heat last year with his debut solo offering, Mark, and now he has returned with the fourteen track WeirdLilWorld. Handling production on a majority of the project, Bobby also recruits familiar names like Corbin, Chase N Cashe, and Chief Keef. He’s been producing for Keef and Young Thug and this project is a direct reflection of that auto-tuned style. Hard body. Press play on 40 minutes of wild.
Back in May, Richmond, Virginia rapper/producer Nickelus F released the album Stuck. I’m a bit late to the party on this one but I can’t stop spinning it. ‘Horace Hardbody the Statue’ is such a heater. Shout-out to Ka for putting me on to this artist and shout-out to Lil Ugly Mane, who released a project with Nickelus F back in 2015 titled Trick Dice.
Chicago’s Cdot Honcho first caught my ear on Joey Purp’s project, Quarterthing, and upon discovering his SoundCloud, I saw that he had just released a project. H4 is the ten song album from the Windy City artist with features from Chief Keef and Lil Durk. It’s driving over the speed limit, punching you in the face, and absolutely annihilating your ear drums. What a ride.
Because you need more beats in your system. This eight and a half minute project from Ottawa producer socctrainlofi blends lofi instrumentals with an atmospheric ambiance. Meredith acts as a nice escape when you only have ten minutes to get away.
Chicago poet/writer/MC Mick Jenkins is moving at 100mph. After releasing two free EPs, he then dropped the loose single “Bruce Banner”, a bar-heavy heater produced by Nez & Rio. All of these releases act as further anticipation for Jenkins’ upcoming album, which should be arriving this year. He’s doing one hell of a job holding us all over until then. If you need more, be sure to check out his last two EPs, in particular the track “Earl Sweatshirt Type Beat.”
I found this project on a rap message board and knew it was worth checking out after seeing the POW Recordings affiliation. The eight song album, Do or Die, acts as my introduction to the Hammond, Indiana rapper, who has gained past acclaim with a series of grainy videos released through Elevator. Sounding a bit like the past and a bit like the present, Vince Ash is the newest Midwestern rapper to hold my attention.
In the last month, San Antonio artist Nicodxmvs has released four songs. Tagging them as ‘trance’ and ‘triphop’, the electrified pieces are equal parts cinematic and haunted. Industrial and ambient. Transcendental.
After dropping two instrumental tracks, “Self-Affirmation” and “Emotional Intelligence”, he followed with the hypnotizing number, “Compassion” with vocalist Grapefruit. The song is described as “a new understanding.”
His newest track is “Forgive”, which is his first offering with vocals, showcasing a new element for the multitalented musician. While we still bump Nicodxvms and Western Tink’s 2016 album, Isolation, as well as his solo album, Fall From Grace, it’s great to see a slew of new tracks from the Texas artist. Candy Drips hopes for much more to come.