I found Drew Howard's "You're Not My Mans" in the bowels of a friend's Facebook event invitation, and almost booked a flight to Toronto just so I could mob with my homies to the crew anthem. The Alexonweed-produced track comes from Drew's recently released 88camino.com EP, and it's the project's standout by a mile. The shadowy, plodding beat and Drew's sing-song-y flow, which will no doubt call comparisons to Toronto's dark and melodic post-OVO sound, remind me of the first time I heard Dej Loaf's "Try Me." Drew's lyrics aren't quite as menacing as Lil Loaf's, but his marble-mouthed delivery is irresistible—I just paper cut my hands/ I know a band-aid won't heal a bullet wound. Listen below, and check out the rest of 88camino.com on Soundcloud. And hit 88camino.com to play a dope first-person video game where you can coast through different landscapes in a red Chevy, ostensibly Drew's car of choice.
September 08, 2015