On Wax: Eminem, Logic, PnB Rock, YG + More
ON WAX IS A WEEKLY TAKE UPDATING YOU ON THE POCKET OF CULTURE KNOWN AS HIP-HOP. WE BRING YOU EVERYTHING FROM BREAKING NEWS TO ALBUM DROPS, JAIL TIME AND WHO’S BEEFING WITH WHO.
Logic & Eminem Collab
There was no escaping the hype of Logic and Eminem’s first track together, “Homicide.” While clearly the track is a jerk-fest for White suburban kids who like “real rap,” the track panned out better than anticipated. Neither artist come through with extremely corny punchlines, and although the fast flows is old and tiring, the track is by no means terrible. I could have done without the Chris D’Elia skit though… and that intro.
PnB Rock Drops Double Album
Autotune crooner, PnB Rock, has dropped a double album titled TrapStar Turnt PopStar. The Philly singer mirrors Drake’s Scorpion, dividing the project into two genres. The trap side features harder club bangers, with features from XXXTentacion, Quavo, Lil Durk and more. The pop side features more melodic radio-friendly jams, with features from Diplo, Tory Lanez, Lil Skies, and A Boogie. It’s interesting to see if the new wave will be double albums with more and more artists crossing genres.
YG: Honorary Cholo
Bompton young vet, YG, has dropped his second single from his upcoming project, 4REAL 4REAL. The track is titled “Loko” and it features a Latin guitar sample over some bouncy West Coast production. It even samples the iconic bed (or chair?) squeak from Trillville’s “Some Cut.” The track also features Tyga and Puerto Rican rapper, Jon Z. Originally, YG was planning to surprise the drop of 4Real 4Real, however, due to Nipsey’s passing, the project was pushed back to this month.
Blueface the Janitor
Young gun Blueface returns with a new song to follow-up his enormous single, “Thotiana.” “Stop Cappin” features the Cali rapper’s signature off-beat flow. However, he definitely adds more aggression, making for a more intense track. Blueface even delivers cinematics to the track, and the video features a hater runnin’ up on Blueface while he’s working as a janitor— but Blueface catches his hater slippin’ first. Peep the video below:
Eausora Drops 1702
DMV rapper, Eausora, dropped his 1702 mixtape where he redefines his sound and properly demonstrates the difference between himself and the other artists in his area. Rapping on beats that often have you feeling as though you are floating on a cloud, his approach moves back-and-forth, blending older flow styles with newer ones. There is no doubt that by the end of this one you will be feeling a certain type of way because the tape is solid in representing the slow climb of what can be next.
MF Doom Makes a Rare Appearance
One of the most satisfying things that came from this week, came in a small contained verse from MF Doom on a track presented by Open Mike Eagle called “Police Myself.” All jokes aside, the song deals with a honest topic when it comes to Black men— in the aspect of having to always feel like you need to correct certain things that you do because of how it comes off, making it very difficult to ever truly be who you are in a society that attempts to embrace the idea of being yourself. The video ends with Open Mike Eagle perpetuating this insecurity into his own son, as he warns him that there are things that he can do, but needs to be cautious because of how he will be looked at.
On Wax Spotlight: Crash James
Upcoming producer, Crash, recruited Red Ronin for a track called “Vex Me.” The ominous beat sucks you in, setting you up for the hard-hitting lyrical style of Red Ronin. Not a dull moment to spare, Ronin is given the palette to passively kill the track with minimal effort, and every second of it is great. Needless to say, this is one you don’t want to miss.
Until next time, it’s On Wax.
– Dyllan E. & Hiram