Fresh Colorado hip-hop from DJ Cavem, H*Wood, Black P and A Tribe Called Mex
We've got another fresh batch of homegrown hip-hop for you this week, and the cuts we've picked will take you through different ends of the spectrum. DJ Cavem brings in a breath of fresh air with his anti-pollution anthem in "Hybrid Lex (I Can't Breathe the Air)," H*Wood takes you on a "Cruise" with his EDM-infused ride, Black P returns to his battle alias with "YMP," and A Tribe Called Mex makes its introduction with "Blown." Keep reading to get see what's good this week.
- Fresh local hip-hop from Hustle Man, Whygee, Drop Switch and Fly4Wird
- Fresh local hip-hop from Mr. Midas, Myke Charles, Smoke G & 2MX2 and Int'l Petey
- Fresh local hip-hop from Man Mantis, Fly 4 Ward, ILL Silla, DGirl the Bombshell
DJ Cavem - "Hybrid Lex (I Can't Breathe the Air)"
DJ Cavem always manages to inject progressive social commentary into his subject matter while delivering a relevant sound. On this song, he takes a stance on pollution that's funky enough to joyride in your whip while your friends nod to the slapping beat. The wordplay of Cavem here is particularly clever, with references to hybrid whips, bikes and chem-trails all riding over G-funk-style production.
H*Wood - "Cruise"
H*Wood consistently raps over electronic-influenced, atypical production, and here he delivers another great genre-blending song. As the beat for "Cruise" builds into a trance-esque plateau, H*Wood delivers a contagious chorus about his pursuit of the dough.