Last year, I interviewed Odd Future livewire Hodgy Beats and asked him about Odd Future’s since-relaxed policy about refusing to work with most outside collaborators. Hodgy said, “I’m not hating or anything, but I don’t want to be rapping over a Lex Luger beat. Why would I do that? I have my own beats.” When I pointed out that he and Luger, the reigning street-rap banger-producer, could probably do something good together, he relented a bit: “He’s my age, so if that nigga wanted to collaborate, I probably would.” And now here he is, rapping over a Luger beat.
Hodgy and fellow Odd Future stoner Domo Genesis have a project together called MellowHigh. And on their brief new track “Timbs,” they gang up over an uncharacteristically spacey and soulful Luger beat. Download the track below.
I was right; this sounds pretty good.