Posted on Jan 17th, 2013 in Downloads by Nick Catchdubs
Like Guru said, it’s mostly the voice. This week’s batch of RAT recommendations features some of the livest larynxes (pause?) of the moment, as well as other mp3 by-products of a near crippling internet addiction. My loss is your gain! Get em all in a zip here.
Flatbush Zombies “When In Roam” [mp3]
Black Dave feat Meech “Little Bit Mo” [mp3]
Flatbush Zombies: three Brooklyn gents who are very good at what they do. Meech in particular has been responsible for many “OH SHIT!” screwface moments as a listener in the past few months, love his guest spot on Black Dave’s new track.
Project Pat “Mollies” [mp3]
Project Pat-uh has released a bunch of mixtapes over the past year or two. None recharge his mojo the way Rubba Band Business did for Juicy J, but he still raps like he is caroling, which is a good thing. (The voiceover interludes on Cheez & Dope follow the grand Hypnotize Minds tradition, thankfully.)
Joell Ortiz “Brooklyn In The Building” [mp3]
I have been known to shout out Slaughterhouse in this internet column. Because for all their aging uncle swag (there are songs on the last album that sound like they were actually written en route to the Ecko Unlimited outlet in Jersey Gardens), the guys just sound good rapping. Joell is far and away the best among them, someone please give him more beats like these, and some half decent fonts.
Hurricane Chris feat Tex James & Yung Tone “Go Crazy” [mp3]
Hurricane Chris “Guped Up” [mp3]
Suzanne Vega Rap is my favorite genre. Check the Missy sampling “Guped Up” for even more bounce-inspired goodness.
Nelly “Hangover” [mp3]
Murphy Lee “T1A2″ [mp3]
I think the only way I can top posting two good Hurricane Chris songs in 2013 is digging up new jams from the ST. LUNATICS. Who am I? Where are we? “Hangover” is an incredible slice of lurching midwest swang (from producer J Kits) buried near the end of Nelly’s new mixtape. Murphy Lee’s “T1A2″ is more traditional strip clurb fare, an ass n titties anthem buoyed (har har) by mass amounts of helium and space bass.