Again, I feel a little bad putting these five hip-hop songs into one post but while all these songs are really good, nothing says amazing to me. However each of the songs gives you an idea of the potential each of these artists possess.
I like Brothers From Another because they got a sort of retro sound with a new school rapping. Basically the instrumentals sound old school but the rapping sounds current but also reminds me of Nice & Smooth. Sometimes its dope to listen to that older-sounding new stuff. “No Shirt” is off their third EP released last December, Two Weeks Vacation.
Brothers From Another – No Shirt
Speaking of remixes/freestyles over other beats, one of the few freestyles I enjoy from a relatively unknown MC is LA-to-Georgetown Hoya rapper Tate Tucker‘s freestyle over “Alors On Danse”. Originally Stromae put this out as a Euro dance club song and then Kanye West and Gilbere Forte rapped over it. Tate Tucker is working on his debut mixtape to come out later this spring. Proof to not ignore the MC pictures with Lupe above, here’s an impromptu acapella freestyle he did in front of Mr. Fiasco.
Tate Tucker – Alors On Danse (Prod. by Zig-Zag)
Next we got Elite, who goes hard on the beat in “Lock Down”. Beat is hard, flow is killer on it. I look forward to more from the currently-unsigned MC/producer.
Elite – Lock Down
Wingspan is an artist that is extremely under the radar. I like this song more because of the instrumentals than the rapping but that doesn’t mean this kid won’t be featured on here or sites like P&P again.
Wingspan – Mighty GW (Freeverse)
Lastly, we cross the pond to Australia with Hilltop Hoods. I felt their 2009 hit “Chase That Feeling” would be the perfect track to end this post as you can imagine this as the outro track to any rags to riches film before the end credits come up.
Hilltop Hoods – Chase That Feeling