While he does wear his influences on his sleeve, Lou the Human's precise flows and dark sense of humor serve as a reminder of what makes underground hip hop so great.
It is now that I ask you to open your hearts to a group of hardened, mutant horrorcore freaks that go by the name ho99o9. They've got a new three-track EP out that indulges in everything from hardcore punk to nightmarish, lean-soaked cloud rap.
While ho99o9 are certainly onto something, a cacophony of contemporaries come to mind when listening to them: Odd Future, Flatbush Zombies, Death Grips, B L A C K I E. But there's always more room on the darker side of rap.
Stream the Mutant Freax EP above, and check out a music video for "Bone Collector" below:
Southern rap titans Three Six Mafia are back under a different name--and with a slight lineup change--but that hasn't stopped them from pulling together one of the rawest, grimiest mixtapes to drop this year.
Stream: Da Mafia 6ix - 6ix Commandments Sorry I haven't mentioned this yet, but an occasion such as this can't be talked about too many times, honestly.
Three 6 Mafia is back, but they're now working under a different name and making music sans a few original members. I'll let Koopsta explain:
Like Koop said, Juicy J isn't in the mix on this new mixtape, and I don't think Gangsta Blac and La' Chat are on any of these cuts either. However, despite all of that--and a name change--the group has managed to bring back their classic sound without sparing us on their typically grimy, eerie edge. Download the tape via the link at the top of this post, and enjoy!
South Florida rapper Denzel Curry assembles a somewhat grim hip hop album with his latest project, Nostalgic 64.
Richmond rapper Lil Ugly Mane dropped a new, strange, 10-minute track on my birthday, and I didn't even realize it. Does this make me a terrible person? Yes. Well, Mr. Thug Isolation here continues his trademark style of dark rhymes, darker sounds, gangsta-esque musings, and chopped and screwed effects. Dig on it and get creeped.