Bleep, Bloop, Get Paid
A synth-heavy electro-pop beat bloops and beeps in a complex little array before D Dukes starts rapping on his hip-hop track "Papers." The track is mostly about getting money (an ancient topic in street music), but Dukes has a clean fast style and a clever tongue that makes his rhymes sound fresh and innovative. More than anything, though, I love listening to the backup trap beat, and all the track's blips and bloops, which feel like they came out of a multi-million dollar recording studio from a big name producer. Its funky, trappy, and downtempo all at the same time, which is one of my favorite combinations in modern digital music production.