Civil Selects: Patrick Paige II, 88GLAM, JPEGMAFIA, Rexx Life Raj & PENOMECO
by RK Jackson
Kicking off 2019 on a fresh note with rappers some you may know and more you should get familiar with. Check out this diverse group of up & comers and let us know what you think of the tracks. Add our official Civil Selects: January Playlist here.
Artist: Patrick Paige II
Track: On My Mind (ft. Syd & Kari Faux)
Hot Take: Bassist-rapper and The Internet alum, cracked into his solo stratosphere with his debut ‘Letters of Irrelevance’ in 2018. ‘OMM’ features his group’s signature bass line he’s supplied for years with a clutch hook and verses from bandmate Syd and Kari Faux on the two-sided song.
Track: Lil Boat
Hot Take: The trippy duo comprised of Derek Wise & 88 Camino are making their case for the Hip-Hop mainstage with their follow up album ’88GLAM 2′ released in November 2018. The XO cohort feels like Lil Yachty in their latest single ‘Lil Boat’ from the project which has a corresponding psychedelic visual.
Track: Panic Emoji
Hot Take: Over a decade into the game JPEGMAFIA is no newcomer, but may be new to you. What can honestly be described as throttling noise-infused Hip-Hop about topics from politics to pop culture, sexuality to general indifference. Lifted from his project ‘Veteran’ released in 2018 which lends its
Artist: Rexx Life Raj
Track: Sprinkle Me (ft. E-40)
Hot Take: Rexx Life Raj pays homage to a Bay Area classic ‘Sprinkle Me’ from E-40 by interpolating the track and featuring him on it. The single, lifted from his ‘California Poppy’ EP is the ultimate ode to being yourself and making that shit look good.
Track: COOL (ft. Tobi Lou)