Pepperboy‘s protege Young Envy just dropped his first project with Green Ova South called “Initiation”, which also has Pepperboy himself featured on every track. This tape has some bangers on it for sure and has that classic southern hip hop feel to it with Envy killing every track with his lethal flow and Pepperboy doing his thing as expected. The whole vibe and sound of the tape reminds me of that era when No Limit was peaking and the south had a ton of different crews and labels making nationwide hits and the only bad thing I have to say about it is I wish it was longer, which isn’t a bad thing really is it.
My favorite song on here (of course) is “Smoke Down” with some ill smoked out lyrics and a killer bass line that is definitely dub influenced. My other favorites on here are “Fake”, a song talking about trying to give people the benefit of the doubt in being a real person but how most end up being fake anyways and the last track “Down Bad” which has a insane beat that samples the water level on Donky Kong Country, which I thought was awesome. Young Envy’s voice really got me too, this guy has talent for sure and I have to say I am definitely a fan. He rides the beat perfectly and has tons of potential, and something else I noticed is he really goes well in contrast with Pep’s slow-flow we’ve all grown to love. He proves to be versatile too because he also has them verses where he kind of sings the verse while rapping as well which changes things up a bit.
Grab this thing for free on Green Ova South’s bandcamp and enjoy. Also be sure to look out for more Young Envy, Green Ova South , and of course more Pepperboy in the future because you already know that boy Pep’s work ethic is crazy dropping albums month after month. Download “Initiation” here. Also check out the new compilation Pepper Boy put out that is all collaborations with various artists. You can dlownload that here.- SupaSortahuman