Wara From The NBHD – ‘Plenty’
Maybe it’s just the Internet, but it seems like every major region is a hip-hop hotbed in 2013. New York’s newest crop includes Dyme-A-Duzin, The Underachievers and Bodega Bamz; Chicago claims Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa and King L; while Vince Staples, Problem and IamSu! are just a few of the new talents hailing from the West Coast.
Wara From The NBHD is one of the most promising names in Atlanta’s eclectic new wave, and he’s got this rap thing figured out better than most.
The lanky, light-skinned rapper’s debut full-length, ‘Ill Street Blues,’ was a refined, well-balanced effort that boasted collaborations with fellow ATL upstarts like Childish Major, Rome Fortune and Curtis Williams of Two-9. It also earned him early co-signs from sites like The FADER, as well as revered journalist-slash-Southern Rap expert Maurice Garland.
Looking ahead to his next project, ‘Ill Street B-Sides,’ Wara returns with a new speaker rattler called ‘Plenty.’ Over Lefthandmitch’s whirring sax loop and weighted bass, he covers familiar lyrical ground for any Atlanta artist — “When it comes to this paper, I’m pursuing plenty,” he raps on the hook — but with sharp wordplay that you wouldn’t expect to hear from a young ATLien.
[Via The FADER]