Hus Kingpin is a Long Island rapper who currently lives in California and who issues baroque head-smack threats over dusty, warped, often-beautiful sample-heavy beats. If you’re a fan of the recent wave of rappers who take ’90s New York boom-bap and turn it into something woozy and impressionistic — Roc Marciano, Ka, Westside Gunn, Conway — then this guy should be on your radar. And if you’re not a fan of that wave, you should become one, because it’s great. In any case, Hus Kingpin just released a very strong new mixtape called 16 Waves, and it includes production from people like Madlib and Bronze Nazareth, as well as guest appearances from rappers with names like Supreme Cerebral. Check it out below.
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