Flee Lord & Havoc – “In the Name of Prodigy” (EP Review)

Flee Lord is a 37 year old emcee from Queens, New York who came up under the wing of the late Prodigy of Mobb Deep. However in 2020 alone, he would reveal himself as one of the most consistent dudes in the underground by dropping a new project every month for the whole year. And to finish it off, Flee is enlisting Havoc to produce his 14th EP.

After the intro, the first song “Torch Carriers” with Ransom finds the 2 talking about keeping this grimy East Coast shit alive over an organ-inflicted boom bap instrumental whereas the next track “Infamous Bop” with Big Twins sees the 2 talking about being the hottest in the hood over an uncanny beat. The song “Major Distribution” with Busta Rhymes finds the 2 talking about moving coke over an instrumental with an alluring vocal sample while the track “All for the GOAT” with Conway the Machine sees the 2 shit-talking over some glorious horns.

The song “1 A.M. Music” perfectly lives up to it’s title as Flee talks about what goes down after hours over a dismal beat while the track “Wu-Lords” with Raekwon finds the 2 on the gangsta tip over an instrumental. The song “Raise the Bar” with Santana Fox sees the 2 talking about how they changed the standards over some plinky keys while the penultimate track “Mac in the Engine” with Billy V & Eto finds the trio talking about being bosses over a solemn beat. The EP ends with “Bound to Take Losses”, where Havoc himself joins Flee Lord to talk about life being a gamble over a pessimistic beat.

This has unquestionably been Flee’s most prolific year yet & what a way for him to cap it all off. I could’ve done without a couple of the features, but everyone else kills it on the mid & Havoc’s production is still top-notch almost 26 years later. Curious to hear where he & DJ Muggs take it on Rammellzee in 2021.

Score: 8/10

60 East – “N.W.A” Prod. By Omega (Video)

Ending 2020 off with a banger for true Hip Hop heads, Ontario, Ca native 60 East returns with “N.W.A”, a new single produced by Omega, who also produced “The Freeway Series” EP and “Summer’s Song” for 60 East. The song pays tribute to legendary Hip Hop groups NWA and A Tribe Called Quest on the Hook, while 60 reflects on his childhood and coming to age with becoming a man and learning to let go of some things from his past on the verses.

Da Kid K – “Who’s the Kid?” EP

Da Kid K returns with his third official project of the year titled “Who’s The Kid?” The two previous were “Hot Boy Jit” in May, and “From Me To You” in August. Similar to those two efforts, Da Kid K calls for no guest features, giving him all the time to showcase his contagious and unrivaled sound. Production on “Who’s The Kid” include Yung Tago, Drell On The Track, and Vade Beats behind the boards.

With his recent verification on Instagram, along with all the new music in the form of three solid projects, there’s a reason Da Kid K is considered the next to blow in his City. His incredible work ethic will expedite that as well so it really is just a matter of time.

“Who’s The Kid?” Well, get familiar with Da Kid K now, and press play on his latest EP below, or on your preferred DSP.

Diz448 – “Rush” Ft. Lil Gotit (Video)

Currently residing in Los Angeles, but originally from New Orleans, DIZ448, serves up a new video titled “Rush.” Directed by Turtle.mov, the visual also features Atlanta rapper Lil Gotit. Lil Gotit released his “Hood Baby 2” album via Alamo Records back in April of this year which garnered positive feedback.

With both finding success in their careers already, the lifestyle can be a rush. The talented duo exchange verses respectively on how it’s been for them each. The two are seen flaunting racks of hundreds, iced-out jewels and other rapper essentials through-out the video, so it seems to be doing them well. All-while poolside too, of course.

The blend of DIZ’s rugged flow and Lil Gotit’s more melodic approach, the two show indisputable chemistry, having us wonder if more collaborations between the two are on the way.

LunchMoney Lewis Unveils “Cheat” Lyric Video

For Miami’s Lunchmoney Lewis, 2020 was nothing short of phenomenal following the success of his quarantine-inspired project, Songs In The Key of Quarantine. As the year comes to a close, Lewis preps us for his forthcoming album with more music in the release of the lyrical presentation for his new single called “Cheat.” After supplying hits for others, LML focus on himself and drops a bonafide hit for the charts. A perfect title for the new star as he appears to have a cheat code to the sound right now because he can’t be stopped.

“Cheat” is the familiar fun-loving Pop sound grassroots fans are used to from Florida boy. For newfound fans, they won’t get enough of the Saweetie and City Girl collaborator’s light-hearted nature, diversity and limitless potential. The birth of Lewis latest came from his flirtatious side ready to get back out into the world and have some fun.

Lewis on the making of “Cheat”:

“Cheat is a record I did for fun that turned into a good idea. I like making people dance about things that are traditionally taboo. it’s a song you can 2-step to with your wife or girl and just forget about life worries, at least for a moment.”

The new single is a direct follow-up to LML’s 2020 wave rider which spawned hit songs and visuals “Toliet Paper” and “Thank You.” Upon the release of the new single, Lunchmoney Lewis announced his next album is coming 2021, titled, A Good Time For No Reason. “Cheat” is the perfect jump-on point for any newfound fan.

Directed by The Goldsmyth, the animation is created by Halatrax and Phil Phever. “Cheat” is produced by the talented Cristina “Cris” Jerome. For everything LML, follow the new star on Instagram for daily updates.

Watch the wordplay below and stream Lunchmoney Lewis’ latest project, Songs in the Key of Quarantine, here.