Download Bryant Dope’s New New York Mixtape (Stereogum Premiere)

Bryant Dope New New York Mixtape

Download Bryant Dope’s New New York Mixtape (Stereogum Premiere)

Bryant Dope New New York Mixtape

New York underground rap upstart Bryant Dope caught our attention with his stoic, Hannibal King-produced track “QB.” Their collaborative tape New New York has now arrived and it’s brimming with concrete-scathing tranquility and laid back bangers. The tape is meticulously constructed, building upon the entrance music of the sax-and-ivories-inflected “NNY” and ascending toward first party cut “Champion Sound.” While Dope and King are keen to celebrate NYC, there’s a clear influence from the West Coast flavor of yore. No doubt they grew up on those sounds, as well, and it’s apparent through a nod to vintage Dr. Dre on “Generation Y” and an interview clip of 2Pac before stoner anthem “Blunts” kicks off. The project strikes a balance between New York hip-hop’s golden era and modern experimentation that can appeal to nostalgics and young guns alike. Download the tape, via Young One Records, below.

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