The Ten Best SoundCloud Finds of the Month (November 2018)
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We are thankful for new raps from Pivot Gang, Dej Loaf, AlexanderSpit, BbyMutha, and 1TakeJay.
But it was also a great time for loosie rap. There was a bunch of gems floating around on SoundCloud. Gems, you might have missed.
That’s why we’re here. November’s edition of Soundcloud Finds features new rap tracks from a diverse collection of rappers from around the map: from Dej Loaf to Mysonne to AlexanderSpit to 70th Street Carlos.
Check out the SoundCloud Finds of November below.
Mysonne “Litty/ZEZE Freestyle (Joyner Lucas Diss)”
A couple of weeks ago, Joyner Lucas and Tory Lanez had a quick lyrical back and forth. There was a lot of fast rapping, and a bunch of syllables used. But all of it felt pretty pointless. The highlight of the beef came when veteran rapper Mysonne hopped in Lucas’ comments and said that Tory won. Lucas didn’t appreciate the feedback, and told him so.
Soon after Mysonne dropped his own diss track aimed at Lucas. There’s definitely some nice shots here from Mysonne, who has always been somewhat underrated.
Pivot Gang “Blood”
It was a pretty productive year for Pivot Gang, especially crew leader Saba who dropped his critically acclaimed album Care For Me. Saba decides to brag a little by connecting with his Pivot Gang crew — Joseph Chilliams, MFnMelo, and Frsh Waters — for “Blood.”
70th Street Carlos “Wake Me Up”
Baton Rouge rapper 70th Street Carlos gets introspective on his latest track “Wake Me Up.” Over mournful guitar licks, 70th Street Carlos breaks down some of the turmal his family is going through.
Leaf Ward “No Losses”
Up-and-coming Philadelphia rapper Leaf Ward gives off early Meek Mill vibes on his latest track “No Losses.” There’s no hook here. Just relentless reality raps over a floaty beat from AyoTrell.
HDBeenDope “Way Out”
Brooklyn rapper HDBeenDope gives off plenty of positive vibes and gratitude on his new track “Way Out.” This is a nice lift if you’re going through it right now.
Producer and rapper AlexanderSpit laces himself with a jazzy chopped-and-screwed-beat on his latest track “Likeabullet.”
BbyMutha & La Chat “DOTD (Remix)”
BbyMutha remixes her underground hit “DOTD,” (which stands for “dancing on that dick.”) The song was on her BbyShoe mixtape that dropped earlier in the year. For the remix, BbyMutha links with Memphis legend La Chat. After all of these years, La Chat can still go.
1TakeJay “This Beat Hit”
Compton rapper 1TakeJay remakes Young Curt’s “This Beat Hit” and the results are good. 1TakeJay has flirted with a couple of national hits, but this one seems like it has legs.
Bee Boisseau, Wes Felton, Raheem DeVaughn, & Vandell Andrew “NFL”
Bee Nisseau gets creative and raps a song from the perspective of Colin Kaepernick, who is currently being blackballed by the NFL. It’s a little heavy handed. But it does make me nostalgic for the rap storytelling days of the ’90s.
Dej Loaf “Last Time I Checked”
Despite being one of the most influential (and copied) rappers of the decade Dej Loaf hasn’t gotten the respect she deserves. After a light 2018, Dej is getting ready to drop something and that is good for rap music. On “Last Time I Checked” Dej does some much-deserved boasting.