I love that this song takes me back in time to gritty East Coast boombap hip-hop. I also love that, while it has an old-school feel to it, “Hit List” is very contemporary as well. It’s in the same vein as something from, say, Freddie Gibbs. It’s grimy but also new and shiny at the same time.
The lyrics here are braggy, as expected. However, how the boasts are presented is what’ll keep you hitting replay on this one. Everyone involved has BARS, but the flows help elevate the bars. It’s not just monotonous lyrical miracle hip-hop. Instead, it takes the multis and the schemes and spruces them up for listeners who may not initially be invested. All in all, it’s a track that borders on perfection because of this.
If you want hip-hop that feels both vintage and modern at the same time, I recommend checking this song out and supporting dope music in all its forms. If you want more from the duo, they are releasing an EP in the early parts of 2023. I, for one, will be invested in it when it’s released.