Leaf Ward – “Intro”
Philly’s Leaf Ward is the kind of rapper we’d have fawned over in my New York grade faculties, all visceral storytelling, wordplay, and a State Property-like depth. His newest venture, They Forgot: The Album, seems like the kind of factor that may have at one level been coated with screaming DJ drops and bought at a Canal Road mixtape stall. It’s not purely a throwback, although; it’s extra of an replace to an present sound. “Intro” begins the album out proper with a bunch of chest puffing, theatrical lyricism, and life classes: “He can’t name himself a gangster, he don’t handle his youngsters.” You latch onto his phrases, even when the piano led beat is type of unusual. East Coast die-hards will get their repair.
With artists releasing songs at a quick and livid tempo, it’s tough for the typical hip-hop head to maintain monitor of all of it—regardless of how tapped in they’re. That’s why we created The Ones, a each day put up to focus on the track you’ll want to hear.
Try earlier Ones, and hearken to new rap from Leaf Ward and extra on our Spotify playlist.