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My new fav rapper brings life to a moribund genre scene: LA street rap

(ok that's an unfair descrip of LA street rap, Drakeo & frostydasnowmann have been doing interesting things w/in this framework but bear w/ me)

There's something v LA Max B about 03 Greedo, a 31-year-old ex con w/ a refined sense for melody & the range & variety surpassing his peers.

First song I heard was "Mafia Business" which i've been told was recorded on a "church microphone using garage band and recorded thru an internal mic on an old white Mac computer."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMUKT9cODEY

a tribute to mafia ray, a "LEGENDARY FIGURE" in California, featuring his kids in cameo appearances on the video, v heartfelt stuff, melodies fluttering like streamers in the breeze

then there's "Molly"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLQVfnc0HUc

his songs tend not to rely on regionalisms of production instead reach for a sort of low-budget universality that lets his melodies or songwriting define them (a la max b again)

"Sweet Lady"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9MwIz2Calo

He has four albums so far & each is 30+ tracks long but I recommend starting w/ "Purple Summer" from last year (which each of these songs are off of)

Obv a commitment but its not the kind of thing where you have to dig for gems, his quality control is great, album tracks are as intriguing compositionally/content-wise as the "hits"

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 20:50 (two months ago) Permalink

when i played this guy for Jordan he described it as (paraphrasing) v much "[deej] music" so depending on your tolerance for this stuff, you may or may not dig

have a feeling m@tt will feel it

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 20:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Love that first one. I'll check him out.

Spottie, Tuesday, 24 October 2017 21:23 (two months ago) Permalink

I like this guy a lot but these tracks are *very* lo-fi, or at least they don't sound very good on Spotify (where I'm listening atm). I couldn't imagine what it would sound like if you tried to play them out.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 09:45 (two months ago) Permalink

I don’t really hear that? The first song I posted recorded in a church mic sure but otherwise it sounds fine

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 11:48 (two months ago) Permalink

okay - I'll give it another listen under different circumstances.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:02 (two months ago) Permalink

melodies are super max b yea

flopson, Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:30 (two months ago) Permalink

New project out recorded immediately after he got out of jail

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/first-night-out/id1301796041

this one's only 13 traxx fwiw

strong as ever

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 28 October 2017 01:46 (two months ago) Permalink

i do like this

man tho some of it is really lo-fi, like someone buy the dude a $80 yeti lol

but i dunno sometimes that can give it a vibe too

this dude is tons better than a lot of rappers now that are huge

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 30 October 2017 20:04 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah i tried listening to the new trippie redd after listening to this & the comparison made trippie seem like he was fingerpainting

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 30 October 2017 21:28 (two months ago) Permalink

it's also cool that, although he's definitely got a good sense of hook and catchy melodies (get the max b comparisons) he can switch it up with some really good and should skillful conventional rapping too

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 31 October 2017 02:08 (two months ago) Permalink

did an EP length playlist of 'essential' 03 greedo cuts (just eight tracks), a mix of obvious essentials and a couple personal favs
https://open.spotify.com/user/12122478114/playlist/7hx9RZQo2eLKhEi54bveXp

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:16 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

still one of my fav discoveries this year

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 30 December 2017 05:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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