dotCULT member Yung Gungho recently dropped his new, self-titled EP and it is very dope. Gungho has a very slow, purposeful flow and a seriously great way with words. His style reminds me of Nacho Picasso somewhat in how he constantly comes up with funny and/or really intelligent lines, and with how focused and clear he delivers everything.
Yung Gungho is full of great lines, but here’s an example: “No foes between me and my Josephine/I know the the ending like I wrote the scence/A fiend for dope shit like Klonopine/I broke my dopamine receptors…” that’s such a clever group of lines about his girlfriend and doing drugs. I love it. The beat on “Chemist’s Wharf” fits Gungho’s flow perfectly, too. It sounds something like a cross between Gangstarr era DJ Premier and Flying Lotus.
Speaking of the production on the EP, all of it is different, but all of it seems just right for Gungho to spit on. Many of the tracks are very spacey and nearly amibent like the Rodrigo Ibeita produced EP opener “Sour Grapes” or (the Dior Sentai AND dotCULT member) Yawning Boy’s beat for “Slow Dope” that is reminiscent of Boards Of Canada. Oh, and the EP’s last track is called “King Of Hyrule” which is a beautiful thing.- Nick Vogt