- Artist: Redhead
- Track: Beastie
- Producer: Elijah the Thief
- Album: 17 Random Things About Me
I was going to kick this blurb off by referencing the popular idea that the gene for red hair is doomed to extinction in the next century or so, but apparently the studies in question are very likely to be bogus. And Redhead is not actually a redhead. The D.C. native is, however, a member of another breed that many, probably incorrectly, believe to be dying out: the gifted emcee. Contrived intro aside, newly-leaked mixtape cut Beasties finds the Booth newcomer killing two birds with one stone, paying tribute to one of the most revered (and funniest) hip-hop groups of all time and making sure everyone knows that he's “headed to the top” of the music game. Over Elijah the Thief's head-nodding, retro-informed boardwork, Redhead combines an engaging, Beastie-esque delivery with his own brand of off-the-cuff braggadocio. Like what you're hearing? You're in luck – this is just one of the 17 Random Things Redhead shares on his latest mixtape, available now online.