Fresh local hip-hop from Pries, SP Double, Myke Charles, Molina Speaks, AG Flux and more
Another week, another batch of fresh hip-hop from the Mile High City. Pries draws all eyes to him with The Lonely Kid Show, the tireless SP Double shows his proficiency on "The Mission Statement," Myke Charles, FL and the ReMINDers take on some G.O.O.D. music in "The Mourning," Black Mask member AGFlux recounts his musical journey on his new album, Scenic Exchange, Molina Speaks puts in work on Flobots.org's The Ten-11 Tapes Volume 1, and K!NG gets personal with his new release, ODOTGL (Over Dose on That Good Love) Vol 1. Keep reading to see what's good.
- Fresh local hip-hop from Innerstate Ike, Billy Lipz, Young Doe, L-Keys
- Fresh local hip-hop from King FOE and Yonnas Abraham, Naeem Oba and brikAbrak
- Fresh local hip-hop from SP Double, Mr. Midas, SF1, Turner Jackson and Kid Hum
"Let Me Shine" - Pries
Pries is one MC out of Denver who seems to be on the verge of breaking out. On "Let Me Shine," he demonstrates his ability to connect with a beat, and, with it, tell a story that commands attention. Like many local MCs, Pries definitely has the lyrical ability to be a major player, and he also has mainstream appeal that is easy to consume. If you were to put this track on a mixtape with the most popular artists around, it would definitely hold up, even if it wouldn't necessarily stand out.
"The Mission Statement" - SP Double
SP Double bodies Focus's eerily strident composition with an immaculately constructed flow that showcases multisyllabic rhyming, assonance and consonance. SP is reminiscent of Los in terms of his technical proficiency, but unlike Los, SP avoids sounding mechanical with the way his voice naturally changes tone to reflect what he's saying. It's an adroit blend of natural expression and careful footwork that SP Double finds so well here.
"The Mourning" feat FL and the ReMINDers - Myke Charles
Myke Charles organizes a superb crew to collab with him on a rework of "The Morning" off of G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer. These Colorado rhymers prove who the cruel ones really are; as FL says: "The superstars are getting bodied." The G.O.O.D. fellas should be grieving in the wake of "The Mourning" because a few of the original's features get outdone here.