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Gangsta Boo & Beatking - "Mashing"

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https://soundcloud.com/brodinskiofficial/gangsta-boo-beatking-mashing-produced-by-brodinski Sadly, many folks that claim to be fans of southern hip hop, especially the deep, dark, sinister music from Three Six Mafia, tend to forget just how much Gangsta Boo helped to contribute to that signature sound. But they'll promptly remember upon hearing the recent single from the Houston-by-way-of-Memphis vet, "Mashing". Along with a ridiculously simple but catchy hook with Beatking and a pounding, heavy and beastly beat courtesy of Brodinski, Boo sounds fresh and new, but confident and experienced. "Mashing" is a trap record on steroids: the sound is larger than life and enormous, distinctly complemented by Boo's cocky southern drawl-fueled bars. In an age when more and more hip hop is influenced by signature southern elements and sounds painfully redundant, Gangsta Boo, Beatking and Brodinski come through with a song that truly shows imitators how its done.

"Mashing" appears on Gangsta Boo and Beatking's new collaborative mixtape Underground Cassette Tape Music, which you can grab here.

- Ron Grant