When you’ve got so many rappers coming from a certain scene, many times it’s better to pool your resources and work the power of numbers. Well, that’s exactly what Paradime and his Beats At Will Records imprint have done with their first group project, entitled Support Your Local B.A.W. Vol. 1. Composed of all original spit from 313 favorites like Trick Trick, Elzhi, Marvwon, Ketchphraze, Paradime, Mr. Chief, Jypsy and production from Peace Of Mind, Black Milk, Apollo Brown, Eddie Logix, DJ AMF, Ben Price & more, this tape is packed to the brim with blue collar raps and hard-nosed, hangover-inducing hip-hop. Whether you’re a fan of mean-mugging fight music (Ketch & Peace Of Mind on “Brolic Shit”) and ridiculous flows (Jypsy on “On Ten”), or jazzy telltales (Astray & Jypsy on “Motor Freeze”) and five-o’clock shadow music (Chief on “Always Known”), there’s a little something here for every type of head in the family.
That said, supporting your local BAW with a download comes highly recommended, whether you live in southeast Michigan or not. However, if you want to sample some heat before clearing the hard-drive space, check out a few choice cuts below, along with a homegrown video from Chief for “Always Known.”
We’re pretty sure you’ll know what to do from there.
Jypsy – “On Ten” (Prod. by Peace Of Mind)
Ketchphraze Feat. Elzhi & Trick Trick – “My Detroit” (Prod. By Black Milk)