On Wax: YBN, Kanye & Lil Pump, + 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.
YBN Makes a Splash
Hip-hop’s newest rap group, YBN, have released their first project together. YBN: The Mixtape features YBN Nahmir, Almighty J, and Cordae doing their thing. All of them have their own unique style, which makes for an interesting listen. YBN Cordae is a lyrical beast, which contrasts interestingly with the other two. YBN Nahmir’s street rap, alongside YBN Almighty Jay’s braggadocios make great combos. While the mixtape definitely feels like a compilation of songs, there’s definitely gems. “Make Me Feel” showcases Cordae’s singing, alongside Hay’s approach to hip-hop. The project opens great with “Intro” and “Porsches in the Rain.” They also get some key features from the likes of Gucci Mane and Chris Brown. Overall, it’s a good start to the group’s young careers.
Kanye & Lil Pump Dress-Up as Roblox
Unless you live under a rock, you most likely caught wind of the first Kanye and Lil Pump’s collab track titled “I Love It.” The song features a bouncy bass over a kick and clap. The song also features an Adele Givens’ sample from an episode of Def Comedy Jam. It debuted at the first annual 2018 Pornhub Awards, which Kanye was the creative director on. Take the song as you will, but there’s no denying the video is hilarious.
T.I. Returns with 2 bangers
Trap originator T.I. is returning with a new album titled The Dime Trap. Ahead of the album he released two songs titled “Jefe” featuring Meek Mill, and “Wraith” featuring Yo Gotti. “Jefe” is over a dope Latin trumpet sample, and Meek and T.I. both snap on the Bangladesh beat. “Wraith” feels more like a classic Southern trap song, which is perfect for both artists. Hopefully, we’ll see The Dime Trap before the year ends.
G Perico Drops Surprise EP
LA’s own G Perico dropped a new EP titled Guess What? that is full of West Coast bangers over the weekend. It is perfect for any of your West Coast functions because G Perico gives you his signature West Coast flare with trap seeping more and more into the West Coast sound. At 17 minutes, there is no reason to not give the project a listen.
Kilo Kish Remains Artsy on mothe
Experimental R&B artist Kilo Kish has dropped a new EP titled mothe, which is a great artist expression for her. Some of her best vocal work appears on this project, and it definitely feels reminiscent to something on a Björk project. However, Kilo still keeps a gorgeous originality to herself. The melodramatic and spacey vibes are extremely hypnotic on this project. This new EP is easily my favorite project I’ve heard from her yet, and I’m excited for Kilo’s next album.
Until next time, it’s On Wax.
– Dyllan E. & Hiram