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Rich Gang’s Young Thug is the essence of what hip hop music is all about. Similar to the late great Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s disclaimer of, “there was no father to his style.”  The same can be said of Young Thug’s entire sound. His wailing voice can almost turn you off. Now, add him to a record with YMCMB’s Lil’ Wayne and what you have is two screaming rappers who sound like their feet just got run over. All that said, their latest song, “Take Kare,” is and will be one of the records you will be playing this fall.

The name Don Cannon in hip-hop music production is as standard as the Steve Jobs Apple logo. Dare to question? Just ask Jeezy, Jay Z, and T.I. They all have hit records courtesy of the gentle cool giant homie they call “Cannon”. Speaking of homie, you can add Rich Homie Quan and A$AP Ferg to that aforementioned list as well. Not a hit yet, but the song “Big Money” dropped this week featuring Quan and Ferg with Don Cannon on the beat. Certified dope shit indeed.

Chicago is the city of broad shoulders. When it comes to hip hop music, diversity rules this city. Chi-Town hip-hop music can be box office (Yeezy), similar to a murder scene (Fredo Santana) and conscious (Chance the Rapper) all at the same time. Long before his inspirational cameos in CNN’s Chicago mini series, Chance The Rapper was offering a diverse selection of topics via his menu on life in the Windy City. His latest “No Better Blues” probably should be called “Hater,” but after you get past the monotone monotony “I hate” repetitive phrases, you understand the genius in this great song. Give it a Chance…Trust me.

Big Gucci Sosa. That shit sounds way more fly than just Gucci Mane. Chief Keef is a better fit in the Brick Squad than Waka.. The moral is, never too late to switch it up right? Gucci needs the energetic and enigmatic GBE soldier, also known as Sosa, to fly the Squads colors while he finishes his iron bar clad “staycation”. Their new song “Start Pimpin'” is that dope street shit you love. Keef’s verse on this is humorous and is his hottest 16 yet.

Meanwhile, for those you like that boom bap hip-hop shit, that snaps your neck like freshly picked Florida green beans. This new Black Milk track, “Scum,” is built for college radio (shout to CMJ) and fans of Peter Rosenberg. You get where I’m coming from. Scum has a few grimy versus from the Random  Axe crew (Guilty Simpson and Sean Price) as a bonus. The beat is so obscure, so Detroit, courtesy of ‘Mr Leche De Negro’.