The party-starting Richmond, California rapper Iamsu! has been making icy, minimal, catchy-as-hell West Coast rap tunes since before that was cool, and his new track “Throwin It” immediately feels like one of the best things he’s ever done. Over a sparse, rubbery beat from fellow HBK Gang member Nic Nac, Iamsu! and the R&B singer Trevor Jackson kicks smooth, nasty lines for just two minutes before the song dissolves into the air. I wouldn’t be mad if it were three times as long. Listen below.
Iamsu! is working on the new mixtape Kilt 3, so look for that.