“I wanted to come with a record that could make suburban hood niggas feel proud, while still showing love to Harlem where I stay. My friend Belief came through with all the production on the tape. Post-Apocalypse boom bap shit, with non-corny sprinkles of trap and electro. I think we dug a little deeper without being all over intellectual and shit. SUB.”
Finally, a record for motherfuckers stuntin’ in the cul de sacs of the world. SUB is for everyone that has a lil bit of hood in their heart, despite their geographic location. Dudes in wave caps at Panera bread ordering bread bowls and discussing the intricacies of alien appearances in The Avengers. It’s a strange but familiar reality, the hood is everywhere.
As Kyle Rapps‘ intro says, SUB is a mixture of classic boom bap sensibilities, tight lyricism, and allusions to some of the hyped up laser driven production of today. Think Def Jux, Anticon, or Rhymesayers in their respective heydays. Songs that audibly bridge the experience of fucking around on the block and lounging in the veranda. Featuring guest spots from Action Bronson, Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, and Aaron Cohen; SUB is a record for the summer, wherever you are.
Download Kyle Rapps’ SUB here or stream it below.- raythedestroyer