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5 New Releases To Put On Repeat From the Mick Foley Mixtape
by David Martin
One of the best companions for rising temperatures is good music. And as the weather warms — it seems like it’s trying to, anyway — here are 5 new releases by Chattanooga rap artists that you’ll want to put on repeat.
“How Ya Feel” by Ezdapoet, featuring Milz
This one bangs. Ezdapoet is anything but a lazy lyricist. On “How Ya Feel,” he doesn’t let you settle in. Nope. Instead, his lines come at you hard. He’s on attack mode, delivering punch after punch, and that lyrical stance is complemented perfectly by an aggressive beat. It’s a relatively long track (well over five minutes), but it’s broken up nicely with Milz spitting two smooth verses on the back half of the track.
“Wah Wah” by Kemo
Right out of the gate “Wah Wah” starts to lull you into a trance, but just when you’re about to be fully hypnotized, Kemo pivots hard from a repetition-heavy lyrical loop to a high-speed delivery. There’s a lot of subtle sound action on this one that should not to be taken for granted. Produced by 2MyndzAlyke, “Wah Wah” is layered with nuance, and deserves some serious props.
“O.G” by Fat Boy, featuring Young Exclusive
You’ve got to give some love to Fat Boy for blending two very different genres, rap and EDM. It’s a tall task to create a song that acts as the tie that binds various sounds, but he does it well on “O.G.” The first minute of the track lays an electronic foundation that he eventually drops an impressive rap flow on top of. This is one of those songs that has the ability to appeal a diverse set of listener preferences.
“Wrong Way” by Young Exclu, featuring Blac Youngsta
Coming from his well-received March album Hood Glory, “Wrong Way” is a feast for the rap fan. When you push play you’re not sure exactly what you’re getting into, but the song just keeps building steam throughout, and Young Exlu and Blac Youngsta deftly pass the mic back and forth without missing a beat.
“Really” by T Rizer
T Rizer released Win Like 96 just before the calendar flipped to March, and it is brimming with full-throttled pounding hits. “Really” is one of my favorites on the whole album, and is a perfect teaser track for the rest of the collection. Win Like 96 has some impressive production value to it, and that’s a good thing as T Rizer’s rap skills require such a pairing.
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