Daily Yinz – A Kid Called Gauwd – She Loves Me Not

The hip-hop duo returns with "She Loves Me Not," a track that adopts the signature sounds of mid-2000s pop-punk. The first thing you'll notice about "She Loves Me Not" is Ase Snefru's pitch-perfect mock British accent, the sneering dialect popularized 15-20 years ago by every Cali dude with a guitar and skinny jeans. Each "I" … Continue reading Daily Yinz – A Kid Called Gauwd – She Loves Me Not

Daily Yinz – Moemaw Naedon and Calig Kontra – Futura Dystopia

Moemaw Naedon teamed up with fellow emcee Calig Kontra for July's grimy Cult Theatre release. The entire project was produced by New Orleans beatsmith Pyramid Tapes, whose evocative boom-bap instrumentals create surreal lands through which Moemaw and Calig walk, narrating the strange sights and sounds that they encounter. Closer "Futura Dystopia," an epic track built … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Moemaw Naedon and Calig Kontra – Futura Dystopia

Daily Yinz – Luwidakid – Jeapordize (ft. HadesBabii)

Rapper Luwidakid has been releasing new music every week in advance of his Wild One mixtape; the most recent single to drop was "Jeapordize" (ft. HadesBabii). "Jeapordize" may not be as narcotically depressed as Luwidakid's May single, "Bend & Bruise"--it tempers its darkness with gritty aspiration ("Another day, another dollar, with no fucking suit and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Luwidakid – Jeapordize (ft. HadesBabii)

Daily Yinz – Hubbs – Routes

On Hubbs's recent single, "Routes" (produced by Big Jerm), the rapper pays tribute to the bus lines and landmarks that have shaped his life. Big Jerm's lush boom-bap instrumental, filled with glistening strings and dramatic guitar stabs, provides ample space for Hubbs to spin the most internal-rhyme-heavy ode to the Pittsburgh Port Authority that you'll … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Hubbs – Routes

Daily Yinz – Lys Scott – the flightline of a butterfly

Lys Scott is a Pittsburgh rapper whose debut album, squashed dreams & broken wings, dropped earlier this month. The music contained within squashed dreams & broken wings displays an oddball, DIY ethos shot through with a steely sense of confidence--a proud outsider mentality. The muted, faintly jazzy "The flightline of a butterfly" displays Scott's dexterity … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Lys Scott – the flightline of a butterfly

Daily Yinz – Luwi – Bend & Bruise

Luwi trades in a mournfully melodic brand of spacious, wavy hip-hop, sometimes eschewing the genre altogether. Luwi's latest single, "Bend & Bruise" (produced by Julio), takes things in a particularly analgesic direction, its slow, curling beats, weeping strings, disorientingly reversed tones, and cavernous reverb combining to create a palpably hypnotic atmosphere, like a depression blanket … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Luwi – Bend & Bruise

Daily Yinz – Odell Lancaster – Mindset (ft. KeyDaIntro)

Odell Lancaster (one half of hip-hop duo Notorious Bastards) collaborates with KeyDaIntro on his latest single, produced by Venturebeatsofficial. "Mindset" displays the same dusty, crate-digging tendencies as Odell's work with Notorious Bastards, with chimes, gentle cymbals, and a slithering flute melody providing backing for veil-piercing rhymes about politics ("The president's evil/And the polls ain't nothing … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Odell Lancaster – Mindset (ft. KeyDaIntro)

Daily Yinz – Fam Ross x Arsinel – Emaculate

Rappers Fam Ross and Arsinel team up for Pen Lordz, a masterclass in lyrical underground hip-hop. "Emaculate" gets by on atmosphere and wordplay alone. No snares, no kicks; there isn't a bit of percussion to be accounted for outside of a few steady taps on the world's gentlest cymbal. Weeping strings, glistening harp flourishes, and … Continue reading Daily Yinz – Fam Ross x Arsinel – Emaculate