Following the release of his 11-track EP, Early Beginnings:The Shaquille Baptiste Story, ShaqIsDope is back with his third single from the project titled "Emotions." Produced by mj Nichols, the Toronto emcee raps about the struggles we endure, while coping with our feelings during our everyday lives and experiences. Stream below.
Minty Burns has dropped "Emotions", another single following "Already Gone". Hailing from Toronto, Minty has now teamed up with A&R man Gully from Cinematic Music Group for his newest project, The Golden Ticket, which drops soon. The Golden Ticket will include production from Chase N Cashe, Arthur McArthur, Wondagurl, and Rich Kidd, amongst others. I am a big fan of Minty- everything he brings to the table is refreshing, relatable, and unconventional. He binds unfamiliar beats, voices, and sounds with hip-hop, and "Emotions" brings them together so perfectly. The title sums up the experience; it's a starry, laid-back song with emotionally charged words, with Deuce Wonder owning the hook with his conflicted, slow-tempo, dream-like voice: "What is this emotion, that's got me feeling down?/ It seems to me, it only comes whenever you're around/ So tell me why I want you with me now?" I cannot wait for the release of The Golden Ticket- everything Minty does is promising. While I wait, I'll be keeping this track on replay.