In hip-hop, you can’t be a tourist to the world and expect to be respected. You can’t just come in the game on some sneaky stuff and expect to be loved by everyone. That’s not to say everyone must do boombap, no. It’s to say that all artists should come in the game with the right intentions, lest they be labeled as tourists and out-of-towners.
That’s the vibe of Texas artist Muenster’s latest. Featuring Evolve and TAME1, “Don’t Abide” is one of those “strictly for my rapper’s rappers” gritty boombap songs that knows what it is, knows who it’s aimed at and hits every mark with precision. I love everything about this one, because it’s clear the trio gives a damn about–and definitely loves–hip-hop. If you want your bars with a dose of lyrical gymnastics and a side of true spit, check this one out above and support dope music in all its forms.