Drops May 17th on FatBeats Records.
Download the mp3 from our previous post: CAMP LO & PETE ROCK AREÂ 80 BLOCKS FROM TIFFANY’S – MIC CHECK
I stumbled on this kid’s music by accident. What struck me were the clean visuals of the video, his comfortable within his own skin humble swag and the clarity of his wordplay. He definitely has flow, as well as a very organized storytelling song structure. I would expect a seasoned MC in his late twenties early thirties to have developed this kind of approach to writing songs, after spending a few years in the “I am the dopest MC, I am better than all of you,” phase. You know, the “I have the most ________________ (money, cars, clothes, guns, drugs, hoes, etc. fill in the blank)” rapper?Â EQ looks mad young (16? 18? I don’t really know), but he sounds so mature. He either got started real young, or he just skipped that phase.
Anyway, at first glance I almost hated a little, cause he wasn’t what I was used to. The song “Metaphor” leads off with a Mobb Deep quote, but then was not bustin’ any shots at all. What was up with this? Was this “alternative” hip hop? Was he too “clean cut?” It was mad abstract. But the story resonated with me and I could see real talent, so I had to respect it.