Beast Coast spitter drops a boom-bap banger.
For a few years of the early-2010s it seemed that the boom-bap flow pioneered by nineties east-coast MCs would make a surging comeback, specifically because of the exploits of Pro Era and their peers. Outside of those surviving groups, there are very few rappers in the game right now who use this type of flow, and even fewer who actually do it well. With the emergence of autotune and trap beats, I often have found myself going back to the old Pro Era tapes that made me fall in love with rap in the first place, and New York’s Jay Millz is perfectly reminiscent to that style, with his own twist.
“Like This” is one of my favorite recent listens. Jay Millz hits punchlines with ease and spits clever, hard bars. The rough New York accent is perfect for this style, and Millz has the dictionary definition of it. I highly recommend listening to this track if you want a change of pace in your rap.