Haleek Maul – “Lobo” (Prod. Forest Swords)
If you’re familiar with the murky hip-hop of Haleek Maul, seeing that Forest Swords (aka Matthew Barnes) credit up above might make you really excited. Simply put, it’s a perfect combination. Haleek is in his element most when rapping through a blurry, dark haze and Forest Swords’ upcoming album does things like dark and murky better than almost any record this year (just listen to his recent single for an idea). Forest Swords has always sounded very hip-hop influenced and hearing Maul weave his lines through the dense production is overwhelming. I can only imagine what a whole album of them working together (a la El-P & Killer Mike) would be like. Listen below.