Another track from Olu, on someone else’s beat. He jacks Childish Gambino‘s beat and kills it. I was a little skeptical at first because Gambino is one of my favorite rappers. But Olu did it justice.
I’ve also included two of my other favorite Olu works. “Oprah Winfrey” was my hands down favorite as he raps over Mac Miller‘s “Donald Trump”, and the beat from Kreayshawn‘s ”Gucci Gucci” just makes me want to kill someone, but it’s still worth listening to.
Once again it’s time for another edition of Best You Never Heard. This time were nearing the end of Spring and into one of my favorite seasons of the year, Summer. Shouts to Jann at SPR with the cover art. As a guideline, we made sure none of the artists chosen had more than 10,000 followers on facebook or twitter.
Listen and download 20 tracks from some of the best up-and-coming artists from a variety of our favorite genres as we present to you Best You Never Heard 3: end of Spring edition.
Olu is one of those rappers that’s quantity over quality. However I got nothing wrong with that as it gives me more songs that I like from him but no songs I absolutely will love and have a fond memory of.
First we got his latest remix/freestyle over the best worst music video ever, Rebecca Black’s “Friday”. However it isn’t a simple rap over the original but Olu get’s B Lett to produce it and throw in some dope electronica beats, change up the pace of the original, all the meanwhile Olu is tearing it up with his rapping. Olu – Friday feat. Rebecca Black (Prod. B Lett)
In March Olu dropped, P3, his latest and best mixtape effort I have heard from him. Here’s my three favorites from Olu’s latest mixtape, P3 (Download). Olu – Heartbeat Olu – I’ll Be Fine
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Here’s some more mixtapes you might have missed this year from some good under the radar hip-hop artists. Each of them have some unique sounds to them and are fairly underrated and on their grind.
First we got Midwest rapper Olu who sent us Boys And Girls back in February. Olu has good production skills and good rap skills which make him a great commodity in the hip-hop game. Below are a couple of my favorites one of my new favorite projects from Olu. Olu – 2 am (Prod. By Olu_Ryan Macgowan) Olu – Under The Sheets (Prod. By Xaphoon)
I feel a little bad bunching four mixtapes into one post but the mixtapes below don’t stand out as amazing however have some songs that are really enjoyable that people may not have heard before. I listed them below in order of preference (least favorite to most favorite).
I talk about this all the time in posts where an artist samples another’s music: most of the time I love it, especially when the artist shows originality like Hoodie Allen and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis being two most recent examples.
Below are 4 songs that sample some dope songs, making for some dope instrumentals, good vocals and overall pretty catchy jams.
Over a month ago, we posted S-Preme sampling a show-tunes song and turning it into a really good hip-hop song. Then QC and Olu rapped over that sampling of “Popular”. This became one of our most popular posts too.
Well, in the song below, only Olu raps over “Popular” and it’s quite good.
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