Los Angeles based rapper MIDI released his 6 track EP last week entitled HY. The production on this project is beautiful, most of the tape is live instrumentation produced by Chris Payne. MIDI says, “Chris and I started a band together when we were 8 years old and we wanted to pay homage to that with this project.” Numerous times on this tape I was hearing throwback Vic Mensa type flows and similar vibes to the old Chicago collective Kids These Days (Vic Mensa, Donnie Trumpet). One of the moments that stood out was the first track “Dope”. A passionate, politically charged song “Dope” is utilized as a great introduction to the rest of the project.
Check out HY and it’s entirety below on Soundcloud and be sure to follow MIDI on Twitter.