The 4th Quarter – October 28, 2016
There’s a heavy dose of Baltimore and the DMV in this week’s 4th Quarter with names everyone knows like Big Flock and names you should know like the Mobtown clique. However, other hubs for musical talent like Chicago with Calez and Atlanta with nessly also make an appearance. Cal Rips dropped “Lord Knows” in anticipation of his upcoming project while Baltimore’s Zheep release his highly-anticipated “20/20.” Without further ado though, here’s this week’s 4th Quarter.
TRAPJXHN – “Like Dat” [Prod. by Flame Alkahest]
These recent tracks by Trap definitely have me pumped to hear what’s in store for “Trapjxhn 2.” He’s been having a hell of a year with the original “Trapjxhn” project, “L.I.T.T. (Live In The Trap),” and his collaboration tape with MikeyTha$avage, “Trap$avage.”
Dizzy Gordo – Trapline (feat. Rico Nasty) [Prod. by Fxnesse]
MikeyTha$avage & A$AP Ant – “Same Day” [Prod. by Captaincrunch & Jay$plash]
This isn’t the first time Mikey and Captaincrunch teamed up. Matter of fact, Captaincrunch has production credits on Mikey’s recently released “Road To Hollywood” EP with the intro, “Ballin (Kobe).” On Captaincrunch’s “Crunch & Friends” tape that dropped yesterday, the duo teamed back up and Mikey even brought along A$AP Ant.
nessly – “Focus” [Prod. by Outtatown]
nessly is definitely going to be a name on a lot of radars going into 2017 if he isn’t already. He released his “still finessin” project earlier this year and the Atlanta native hasn’t let up since. His music is addictively catchy and will having you singing and rapping along before you know it.
Cal Rips – “Lord Knows”
If you’re a fan of Cal Rips and this doesn’t have you excited for “Live To Die To Live Forever,” I’m not quite sure what will. Following the release of his single “Jones’N,” his forthcoming project is definitely showing signs of promise.
Big Flock – BlackKKK (feat. 21 Savage) [Prod. by SnaxBeats]
Few projects in the DMV may be more anticipated this year than Flock’s “Great Depression.” The tracklist was revealed recently and only further built hype; unfortunately though, while Flock remains in jail. The project is set to release tomorrow and hopefully Flock will be released soon to see the success of the album.
Baltimore collective Mobtown came strong on their collective effort, “Mobtown Only.” There’s something on here for everybody, but I picked the one I can play at extremely ignorant volumes.
I’ve listened to this three times through already and I can definitely say that this one here was worth the wait and more. “20/20” has been one of the most anticipated projects out of Baltimore this year ever since Zheep premiered “Oowee 1.0” (a charged up “Oowee 2.0” was the one that made the cut for the tape and it makes sense now). This right here feels not only like Zheep’s moment, but one that the whole city of Baltimore should enjoy.
If you’re looking for the up-and-coming Chicago All-Star team, “Baby” may just feature some of those names you’re seeking out. Calez’s star-studded project’s tracklist hosts names like Mick Jenkins, Alex Wiley, Kembe X, and UG Vavy here on “See Us Ballin.” Calez does a masterful job throughout the project not only rapping, but handling the production for roughly three-quarters of the tape.
Devin More – “Only Way” [Prod. by J ROL∆Y]
This is one of the smoothest songs in The 4th Quarter and, unlike maybe Big Flock, you can play this for your significant other or some young lady you have hopes of serenading and are looking for the perfect song to express your feelings. Moore also released his “Lost In The Darkest Matter” project earlier this year which is impressive as well.