The Souls Of Mischief comparison comes up every time Los Angeles' Black Hippy quartet does their Voltron thing, but it warrants repetition. Because this is exactly what West Coast Underground Rap was like in the '90s. Black Hippy doesn't echo just the sound, but the vibe and intention as well (and the fisheye lenses). This isn't throwback true school hip hop, there is no proselytizing or reminiscing going on. It's just a string of playful tag team raps that all feel like they were recorded on a sunny day from the inside of a Conart hoodie. Jay Rock's Follow Me Home tape drops tomorrow.
Video: Jay Rock f. Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul and Schoolboy Q, “Say Wassup”
July 25, 2011