You might've noticed we don't really feature newschool/trap hip-hop but every now & then, there's a gem that I can't leave behind.

I randomly found "Bout Time" by the US duo 49th Parallel and completely fell in love with it. It gave me strong blackwave. vibes not only because of the dual-flow delivery but also because of the impeccable blend of punchy trap drums with soulful samples. It's the perfect intersection between the modern & the classic hip-hop aesthetics, between powerful & smooth, groovy & chill - all with marvelous lyricism & rapping skills.

The release is bundled with their 2 other previous singles "Reroute" & "On the Run" which I highly recommend, too - both are way more old-school and still soulful (with a wonderful chorus on the latter).

posted by Nasko
last month