The Chattanooga native is back with an impressive new extended-play offering.
It amazes me that relatively tiny Chattanooga, Tennessee has such a vibrant hip-hop scene. Isaiah Rashad, YGTUT, theHouse, dozens of underground gems, and even Thouxanbanfauni hail from the city affixed just north of the Georgia border. Since Isaiah Rashad’s alignment with Top Dawg Ent. and the fame and fortune that naturally ensued, YGTUT has emerged as the new intellectually formidable spitter representing the city.
Tut’s latest drop comes in the form of a four-track EP titled “Save It.” Tut’s flow is masterful on this tape. His bars are calculated and hard-hitting, no gimmicks or auto-tune necessary. Tut’s lyrics are clever and paints a fantastic picture of his city and his own scenes of Chattanooga, but is never boring. This is a delicate balancing act that YGTUT has been able to find the perfect formula to keep audiences engaged and keep them from hemorrhaging brain cells. The production is smooth and mellow D. Sanders is tagged with the vast majority of production, with assistance from DJ ShowMeState (coolest name ever) and Fatir. The instrumentals tend to ripple over a gentle bass-line, making it quite easy for Tut to do whatever the hell he wants on them.
This was a very impressive installment in the discography of YGTUT, and I am very excited to see where this teaser leads.