Fresh local hip-hop: A Broncos anthem, plus new cuts from Billy Lipz, Young Doe and more
We've got another fresh batch of local hip-hop for you this week, including a new cut from Innerstate Ike, Esi Juey and Nyke Nitti that pays homage to the beloved boys of winter in the orange and blue. If you have't heard it yet on KS-107.5, which has been showing the track love since premiering it on Friday, here's your chance to bang this bad boy. It's called simply "Bronco Anthem," and, well, it more than lives up to its name. We've also got new cuts from Billy Lipz, Young Doe and L-Keys. Keep reading to see what's good.
"Bronco Anthem" - Innerstate Ike, Esi Juey, Nyke Nitti
This being Broncos country, the fans in Denver are hyped up about this season -- and so are the rappers. Check "Bronco Anthem," the new Simes Carter-produced track featuring Innerstate Ike, Esi Juey, Nyke Nitti with P.A.C., JKee and Kreepa. The song has a fun, energetic feel to it, and the beat is radio-friendly all day long -- which is why KS-107.5 has been given the cut love since it debuted last Friday afternoon. Here's hoping the words of the song -- which name-checks Barrell Man, a batch of classic Broncos players and Chubby's -- rings true: "See you in the Super Bowl, baby."
"Love You Tomorrow" - Billy Lipz
This song is catchy and well composed, but the constant AutoTune is overkill for an avid hip-hop listener. Even so, the song seems to be aimed at the R&B, fun-loving listener, and in that lane, it works. Billy Lipz is an interesting and almost comical character who makes you want to pay attention. The song and video recalls T-Pain's track "I'm Sprung", energy-wise, and the video definitely has a similar vibe to it, which could be a good thing for Billy Lipz, considering that the mainstream AutoTune maestro has sold millions of records.
Young Doe feat. Smiggz - "Last Night"
On "Last Night," Young Doe tells a tale about seducing two women over a slow bass-heavy, synth-driven beat. The song is smooth yet hard, with a deep horn playing during the verses in a modern street-style love song. The video, which features Young Doe as a pimp in need of some serious dental work, is dope. This song would be great to set off a night while driving to the club.
"Back It Up" - L-Keys
Squizzy Gang honco L-Keys has dropped a track aimed solely at the club. And the up-tempo tune is well suited to that purpose, with lyrics that hit the bull's-eye on that target. Denver native Scorp Dezel, now an Atlanta resident, provides production that is surprisingly relaxed despite its up-tempo nature. The song has a catchy hook with an infectious snap in place of a snare. L-keys doesn't venture outside of his comfort zone in this one lyrically as he drops lines about ladies, drinks and money, but it works well just the same.
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