Deluge Of Underground Rap Releases Keeps On Coming

Apparently, the City of Houston has enacted some sort of bill stating that everybody release new rap music every single day of the goddamn year. How else to explain the abundance of emails received these past few weeks with music? It very nearly surpassed the number of hate messages we received, which is pretty impressive.

Six pieces of music you should listen to this weekend before the next 14 tapes come out next Tuesday:

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1. After building up a fair amount of anticipation among undergrounders, Montana, the floppy-haired dynamo from rap group ATW, released his first solo effort, Lift Off. The EP is every bit as unruffled as Montana is; he wanders around through myriad soundscapes (boom-bap sonicism, worldly production, subtle and engaging horns), existing two steps away from ostentatious and six miles away from anxious, somehow still appearing likeable and charming.

Highlights include "Green," the front half of "Leavin' Flo" and the bombastic "Front Butt," which, despite our sincerest hopes, is not, in fact, about an actual front butt. Listen to the full thing here.


2. Yung Zavey, the precocious MC we first saw take on Wayne's "6'7'" track several weeks ago, has officially released his mixtape for free download, Thinking Out Loud. Despite a skit that introduces the tape that runs too long, it mostly flows well, highlighted by "Sweat Shop," which sees Zavey float around in his most natural cadence, and "Everybody Raps," which samples the same set of horns that The Niceguys did on "The Show."

Also, there's a skit on there that's less a skit and more a straight sound bite from Montell Williams' surreal interview re: his marijuana use. It's still funny. Get it here.


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whatevski
whatevski

so yall know thats ill liad posting under 10 different screen names right? kinda pathetic

DamarcusIrving4201986
DamarcusIrving4201986

Can anyone tell me why Ill Liad cancelled all his show's for i saw what Day & A Dream posted but it this true my nigga's.........Is that boy in rehab our someshit......

HTown713281
HTown713281

Yung Zavey is one of my favorite right now, his flow is super dope. I downloaded the mixtape and was very impressed, got to love the production Stunt & Dozier did!

Hotmegancortez69
Hotmegancortez69

All i have to say is i saw this kid at Walters On Washington for this Speak concert and the kid was insane. He bought me and all my friends shout's of jack ''D'' and smoked us out with some fine herb.........I hope this is'nt true one of my fav's in Houston and his music is great i'll prey for this guy because he literally has some real fan's that love him.

-Megan-

Shea Serrano
Shea Serrano

Yes, sir. I replied to your last comment. He is currently (or was very recently) in rehab. Per the last email he sent us, he is also working on new music.

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