There’s no doubt about it: our nation’s gambling capital has given birth to a hip-hop scene too big, and too dope to simply stay in Vegas. To truly come into its own, however, a town needs to develop a style that couldn’t come from anywhere else; so what might the Sin City revolution sound like? Field of the Dollar, the latest feature from reader fave and freestyle series alum Marion Write, offers an intriguing glimpse. Here, FloDeep in-house producer Two3 mans the boards, flipping a sample from jazz bassist Stanley Clarke’s Soldier into a beat that’d sound right at home in a smoky lounge. Flowing with confidence over the unconventional instrumental, Write mixes impressionistic reflections on his city’s history with vivid narrative rhymes and philosophical musings.
On this episode of Grass Routes Podcast, Brandon killabh Hall, Erin Ashley Simon and Regular Naz chop it up about Eminem vs MGK (Round 1) and the relevancy impact of hip-hop beefs now (5:30), initial thoughts on 6lack, Wale and Noname’s recent projects (29:11), Naomi Osaka signing a massive Adidas deal (53:44) and the Botham Jean case and potential marijuana smear campaign that’s occurred during investigation (1:01:05).
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