Above, we have SHDW and Chris Cassius’ latest track, “Big Up.” In a word, it’s excellent. In a few more, it’s a track that features the Baltimore lyricists flexing their verbal veracity over a smooth beat.
It’s like one of those tracks that doesn’t try too hard to overanalyze rapping and just lets its features flow and flow well. Over a chipmunk sample that sounds like some mafioso-level rap, the duo of SHDW and Cassius kill the track like some of the folks name checked through the song, including My Hero Academia villain Shigaraki.
What makes this one stand out is that the artists here rap their asses off. But the way they do it is equally impressive. They do it without doing that “I’m too nice” trap some artists fall victim to when they’re trying to prove their ability. They let the bars speak for them, letting off shots like veterans ten-to-fifteen years in the game. Rap is fun, but it’s more fun when you can rap your ass off as much as you can make a hype song. Check out the track above and remember to support dope music in all its forms.