—Last year Promethus Brown and Bambu gave us "Prometheus Brown & Bambu Walk Into a Bar." They’ve recently delivered a visual to "Lookin Up", a record that represents the former canon of quality rap music.
Prometheus Brown, one half of the rap tandem Blue Scholars, and Bambu, one third of the rap trio Native Guns, found a level playing field that couldn’t be exemplified more than on "Lookin’ Up." Speaking on their younger days living on the west coast, stirred with a beat rooted in the essentials of boom-bap, Brown and Bambu provide evidence that the fundamentals of hip hop culture and rap music are nowhere near the grave.
There's a lot of homegrown talent in Toronto these days, but regrettably, some leans too much on ambience for my liking. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I just crave something different from time to time, like this cut from ELMNT and French-producer C Y G N.