Posts Tagged ‘Baltimore’
Straight out of B-more, 810 is a fresh face who has been getting some love from sites like 2DBz and DJBooth.net. A self-described “musician/blue-collar worker/college student”, he fits nicely into the backpack rap lane*. Glass Half Full is produced almost completely by Mydus, who really reminded me of Metalfingers in the song above. Download the mixtape and three singles off it (“Pressure Is On”, which is posted above; “U Won’t Like This”; and “Issues”) after the jump.
*Some people take the term “backpack rap” as negative, but I find nothing wrong in it. Sure, some backpackers can sound too preachy, but some of the best rappers and rap groups are given that label (ATCQ, Lupe, etc.). To me, it’s just a clever name for a subgenre.
This Bossman video is a couple weeks old but I just discovered it and haven’t seen it too many places. It’s a tribute to the “Club Queen of Baltimore” DJ K-Swift who passed away this summer. The song is long but good, I’ve always liked Bossman’s flow.