When we first started hearing music from Huntsville, Alabama we were basically inhaling MP3s wherever we could find them. Among those MP3s was Untamed's—actually the project of rappers PT Prime Time and AC Burna—Jhi Ali featured "Gangsta." It shows up again on this mixtape/street album/whatever you want to call it, and is still compelling in its minimal darkness and total harshness. Actually, dudes going hard over ominous beats is the general theme of the whole thing, but it still sounds fresh. This may not exactly be uncharted territory, but it's still possible to sound fresh when you're doing it.
Download: Untamed, Street Solid Mixtape