Hip-hop is as varied as it is nuanced. There are so many styles and substyles that you’d probably have your head spinning. That is, if it wasn’t for people like me who let our heads spin for you to get dope music in your playlists. Self-congratulations aside, I think that the nuances of hip-hop (yes, to me, that includes stuff like drill and trap–even if I don’t post often about that) help make it one of my favorite genres to listen to.
UK duo Loxy and Ink’s “Spray Trains of Thought” is partly for those who grew up with Rakim, KRS-One, Nas and Mobb Deep. It’s also partly for those who grew up with people who grew up on ’90s hip-hop and made their own thing with it. Because of this, we get visuals that scream hip-hop and bars that do the same. The great thing about this one is that it’s still easily accessible, especially if you’re just a fan of great punchlines, fire deliveries and varied flows. I especially like the horn hits throughout the production, as they give it both a sense of urgency and a sense of importance without being self-important. Because of all of this, I’ve got to say the thing.
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