Fresh Colorado hip-hop from Big House and Ace, Lytes Edison, DC Smilez and KooQua
Back again with more fresh Colorado-grown hip-hop. This week's batch features some classic hip-hop stylings from Big House and Ace, a pleasantly surprising track from newcomer Lytes Edison, a club anthem from Cash Addict's DC Smilez and KooQua shinning on a new cut. Keep reading to see what's good this week.
See also: Colorado hip-hop: That's a Rap archives
Big House feat Ace - "Snazzy"
"Snazzy," the song Big House dropped featuring Ace, showcases a flashy flow that will instantly appeal to classic hip-hop fans. The up-tempo beat is masterful work of the Girlgrabbers with horns keys dripping with funk. Ace is sharp and intellectual with his flows, cutting back and forth, dropping a line mid-bar about this fishwrap, "pissed off I'm still reading the Westword," before Big house chimes in with his deep voice and smooth delivery, flexing some impressive assonance: "We move accordingly/Cordially courting all of these/Morally right women/ Who take care of me orally." This is a great track from some veterans in the scene.
Lytes Edison - "Lytes in America"
The song offers a rarity, a young MC with charisma and relevance over a more classic hip-hop style beat. The loud trumpets of the sample-chopped beat scream M.O.P. but the flow of Lytes's tone is slightly high pitched, and verses are punch-line driven with couplets like, "Everyday is Christmas when I rap/I'm gifted." The charm Lytes exudes mimics his rhymes with lines like,"Damn your boy bright/Its Lytes in America," as he's draped in a U.S. flag in the video. Lytes's flow is interesting and different from a lot of younger MCs right now. Keep an eye out for this rising talent.