The tables have turned. All of the dudes who brag about their trifling methods get their simply due with Memphis rapper Glorilla’s inevitable summertime anthem “FNF (Let’s Go).” The message is: I’m achieved along with your dishonest ass and I’m going to go occasion with my pals as an alternative. “I’m F-R-E-E, fuck nigga free,” goes the hook, so catchy that even the fellows who’ve been dropped will sing alongside. Within the video, Glorilla and her women whip donuts within the car parking zone, shake some ass, and bounce round like their lotto numbers simply hit—and there’s not a person in sight.
Sideshow: “Henrik Clarke Kent”
Listening to Sideshow rap looks like flipping by a dusty picture album as he offers you a vivid anecdote to go together with each image. The Ethiopia-born rapper, who relocated to D.C. when he was 8, makes extraordinarily private music; I really feel like I do know him slightly bit higher with each verse.
Final yr, his breakout second got here when he went toe-to-toe with Boldy James on the Alchemist’s heat and fuzzy-sounding EP reduce “TV Dinners.” He carries that momentum into his newest mission Wegahta Tapes Vol. 1. The one I’ve replayed probably the most is “Henrik Clarke Kent,” the place, over a well-recognized but soothing Proof beat, Sideshow mixes clear-eyed reflections with phrases of recommendation from his shut circle: “My brother from the land the place they talkin’ in all clicks/Instructed me, ‘Life arduous don’t journey over small shit/And decide your phrases smart, don’t converse all that nonsense.’” His lowkey supply contributes to the intimate really feel. It’s a comforting slice-of-life portrait.
Mixtape of the week: Shaudy Kash and Topside’s On the Yeah Aspect
Shaudy Kash may be the smoothest rapper in Detroit. That claims so much. On the Yeah Aspect is a peek at his day-to-day, stuffed with blowing dope, hanging out within the metropolis, creating wealth every so often, and womanizing. He lives like Eddie Murphy in Boomerang, choosing up girls, constructing a connection, then telling them to hit the street once they catch emotions: “Lil bitch I ain’t yo’ man, don’t be out right here postin’ me,” he raps on “Topside Freestyle.” It’s participant rap, emphasised by a collection of Topside beats on the chiller aspect, much less New Orleans funk and extra Wiz and Curren$y-style breeziness.