OG Maco is rap's reigning creative shouter. The Quality Control Music signee has racked more than 12 million views on August's ear-splitting "U Guessed It"—today, he finally shares his staggering, self-titled debut EP. It's a 15-song sprint, with lean beats by Zaytoven, FKi, Brandon Thomas, and Deko. Maco shines on "CRU," bouncing from wall to wall yelling about revolution, and on "12 Bricks," which crawls along at a start-stop pace with a smirk, like an Arca song might. Honorable mention to Atlanta badmon Zuse, who lends his aggro tenor singing to "Heat," the song which precedes the EP's insanely operatic finale, "Undefeated."
"This tape is a culmination of every failure and lesson it ever took to achieve victory with my team, with my family and for the world," Maco told The FADER. Get to know him and his crew better, then put on your sneakers, go outside, and punch the air to this.