Only a few months after releasing his impressively diverse Kilt, Iamsu! has teamed up with rapper/producer Jay Ant for a mixtape entitled Stoopid. Their goal, at least on the record’s best tracks, seems to be to turn the elastic grooves of hyphy into a more minimal, tasteful production style. This is most evident on highlight “That Nigga,” as notable for its use of space as for its sparse handclaps and fingersnaps. But perhaps the album’s best track is euphoric summertime anthem “Twenty One,” which has a breezy, wistful effervescence.
Download: Jay Ant and Iamsu!, “Twenty One”
Download: Jay Ant and Iamsu!, “That Nigga”