The Colorado hip-hop scene is starting off strong in the new year. Here we are less than a month in, and already we've been treated to a number of choice cuts. This week, we've got a fresh batch of local hip-hop, including a new track from Mr. Midas, featuring L.A.M.A. Squad, Foodchain and SP Double, plus new music from Myke Charles, 2MX2 and Int'l Petey. Keep reading to see what's good this week.
See also: - Fresh local hip-hop from Man Mantis, Fly 4 Ward, ILL Silla, DGirl the Bombshell - Fresh local hip-hop from Pries, SP Double, Myke Charles, Molina Speaks, AG Flux - Fresh local hip-hop: A Broncos anthem, plus new cuts from Billy Lipz, Young Doe
Mr Midas - "Whammy" feat Sp Double, Namm and F. Lawless In preparation for his new project Red Cards and Green Bottles, Mr. Midas delivers an unconventional track featuring SP Double, Namm from L.A.M.A. Squad and F. Lawless from the Foodchain. The MCs spit fiery rhymes over a grimy beat for a song that delivers a great mix of hard-hitting hip-hop and street savvy.
Myke Charles - "Time to Kill" feat Emilio Rojas Myke Charles displays his verbal dexterity on this track with Emilio Rojas. Charles describes his late night flirtations as his way of killing time. Smooth melancholy synths set the tone for this introspective, new-age, Drake-style track. The song is about the love life of an artist and his interactions with the ladies, but the focus is on career over love: "I put money over these dimes/Every time," raps Charles.
Manifest featuring Smoke G & 2MX2 - "Whatever You Want" This inspirational track is backed by a catchy piano riff and the enticing vocals of Smoke G telling the tale of the distance the MCs are willing to go to succeed in the game. Set to be released on The Rap League Mixtape, the track features 2MX2 dropping Spanglish-infused rhymes, showcasing a style of Chicano rap not many other groups can pull off.
"Fly Boy" - Int'l Petey A dope track off Int'l Petey's new mixtape, Love Money Music, "Fly Boy" finds Petey drumming up New Orleans nostalgia with a few different Down South samples. Augmenting the rest of the instrumentation: a xylophone, an 808 snare and cowbell. The lead of the song is a catchy whistle that pulls you in while Petey laces the song with slick lyrics about being from uptown and a bunch of other references to being a "Fly Boy." Definitely worth a listen.