Like your hip-hop raw, lyrically-driven and steeped in the sound of 1990s boom-bap? Then allow me to introduce you to your new favorite artist. An independent emcee and producer hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Sim-E makes his grand entrance into the Booth with the world premiere of Sole Progression, the lead single off his next street album. Here, the headliner's grimy bell and percussion loops set the stage for bars jam-packed with polysyllabically-rhymed tough talk. Fellow Empire State mic-murderer Roc Marciano assists on the guest tip. While Sim-City isn't set to drop till July 29, fans will be able to cop Sole Progression via Sim's official site before the week is out.
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.