I do, I really do. There are some days where I need a taste of something different and there are others where it seems like there is too much hip-hop to listen to. There have already been plenty of good releases this year: Roc Marciano released my favorite rap album so far, the Future albums weren’t his best cup of tea, but I am team #hndrxx and Syd and Kehlani have also dropped some damn near impeccable albums. But the reason for my resurgence in rap music lately must be owed to SOB x RBE and OMB Peezy.
SOB x RBE is a group from Sacramento consisting of Yhung T.O, Lul G, Da Boi, and Slimmy B. These guys are making some extremely catchy rap music that doesn’t compromise any part of their lifestyle or authenticity. Yhung T.O is the stand out artist because he is the only one who sings and he sings WELL. Every time he graces a track, his croons are my favorite part. The rapping from the rest of them is incredibly solid and they fit every type production they’re on. They just released a full-length album after many of their singles have BLOWN UP on Youtube, check some of them out below.
Another guy who is on the verge to blow is OMB Peezy. This guy is from Alabama and is currently making some of the grimiest rap out there. Often compared to Boosie for his voice and flow, with less shriek. Even like a Kodak Black with a more traditional flow who can carry a cadence through each song. His Louisiana influence over Bay Area production meshes perfectly and it’s amazing how well he’s able to hold an entire song. He’s much more of a lyricist and depicts the harsh reality around him and his “Lay Down” reminds me a little of 3 Problems’ track “Lay Low” if you haven’t heard that either. The second verse on “Lay Down” is absolutely outstanding when his flow kicks in. It shouldn’t be too long until everyone is on to these guys.