The horn riff that opens Boaz's "Don't Know" is impossible to ignore. It unfolds into a quaking sweep of chords and bass, as Boaz and Mac Miller trade smirking verses about money and pussy, but those first few second define the record's bright, mischievous tone. Homie we on cruise control, moving without pressing pedals, Mac flexes, while Boaz looks forward toward a future untold. But no matter what heights both reach, they still rep for the home team, claiming Pittsburgh loud and proud. Boaz's debut album Intuition drops next Tuesday, pre-order here.
October 16, 2014