“They don’t know who I am / Here’s a good impression / Transfer student in class, with these new freshman / City on my back like I’m benchin’…”
The Secret Society mixtape Gotty™ posted at the top of the year came on while I was on the way home last night and this track caught my ear. I was drawn in by the haunting vocal intro and the Spaghetti Western-inspired backdrop made me take extra notice. After the buildup, I was practically on my hands and knees praying some no name rapper didn’t screw up this captivating beat.
Thankfully, Brooklyn born & Queens bred emcee Hi-Jynx didn’t disappoint. Perhaps it’s the duality of his upbringing, but his flow & voice brought to mind a young AZ: another rapper associated with both boroughs. With the sole purpose of showing how nice he is, his words cut across the track like he was wielding a Hattori Hanzo blade. How he fares going forward is unknown, but I’ll definitely keep an eye out for him.
BBU – Fear Of A Clear Channel Planet
N.W.A.- Straight Outta Compton (Explicit Content Only)
Jay Electronica – Exhibit C (Digi-Single)
John Said – NahMean The Mixtape
Sway – The Delivery Mixtape
Pop Dollarz – Bronx Tale
DJ Neil Armstrong – DNA Of The Blueprint
Kyle Lucas – It’s Always Sunny in Marietta
Fabolous x DJ Drama – The Funeral Service: There Is No Competition 2
DJ Woogie & Willie The Kid – The Cure Mixtape
DJ Wonder – Get Well Soon: The Guru Respect Mix