As those who tuned in for Balance’s previous feature, the DJBooth-approved I’m Here Now, already know, the Oakland emcee exhibits all of the attributes of a west coast rapper, for better or worse. In his latest song, Inception – nope, I can’t figure out what it has to do with the movie either – we get both sides of the coin. Produced by Dae One, repeating chords and claps are hypnotizing, but some may find them repetitive, while a hook by sung hook by J. Myers is expertly delivered but sounds somewhat out of place. The Oaktown representative spits yet another solid verse, as does guest Uncle Murda, but neither have the same impact as guest Bishop Lamont, who not only delves deep inside the public rap consciousness but works in some nice punchlines while he’s at it: “I don’t need Wi-Fi to use this Mac on my lap.” Frankly I could see the response to this track going either way, so now it’s up to the Booth – get to rating and commenting my friends. Fans of Balance can find much more on his upcoming EP, B-Dae, due out in May.
Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie & Earl Sweatshirt: Best of the Week
Freddie Gibbs, Saweetie, and Earl Sweatshirt, among others, had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.