It’s catchy. Maybe that’s why I like it. I recognize there’s not much here. But I like it.
Let’s get one thing straight from the start: I don’t really like faux-soul hipsway hop. It’s a genre I made up, but it fits with the general sound you’d find this mixtape by Shy Girls in.
Only this is good.
Shy Girls is really just a dude from Portland, who is joined on this mix of R&B beats-and-vocals by the likes of Rome Fortune and someone named Junglepussy, among others.
Stream it below.
B-Real’s voice always gets me. The lyrics on this one are fairly standard–certainly nothing better than what he did with Cypress Hill–but it’s still a hot tape. And if you listen through, you’ll hear guest shots by folks like Ab-Soul, Snoop, A$AP Ferg, Dizzy Wright, and others.
A new voice out of Missisissipi by way of New Orleans. Yeah, he sounds Southern–got a bit of a drawl, got a bit of heavy bass–but he doesn’t sound like most Southern rappers. For one thing, he’s witty. For another, he changes styles pretty quick, so the mixtape never sounds stuck. A very nice debut album.
And, of course, it’s free.