Seemingly out of nowhere, Suga Tongue Slim drops “The Heavy,” his first leak off the third installment of his well-crafted G.O.L.D. Rush mixtape series. As a fan of the Philly rhymer for more than a few years now, unsuspectingly hearing about his latest project is a pleasant surprise. However, the news could have been better.
While this soulful flip of The Heavy’s “Short Change Hero” finds STS again showing off his unique lyrical prowess, the fact his last three releases have been remix-themed free mixtapes isn’t what most folks want from their favorite MCs. Even though the concept of flipping timely hits on their heads and killing them has provided us with plenty of quality material from the pimp-turnt-poet over the past year or two, hearing his concepts evolve out of completely original beats is ideal. That way, we can truly see what type of material Suga Tongue Slim is capable of.
Until then, most folks’ favorite songs by dude will be altered versions of other people’s hits, which isn’t doing him many favors.
Demand more, right?