California based hip-hop collective Black Hippy (we may finally have the West Coast answer to Wu-Tang) have been exploding over the rap industry for the last year. Schoolboy Q got Pitchfork's Best New Music for his album Habits and Contradictions
and Black Hippy honcho Kendrick Lamar
had one of the top rap albums of 2011 with Section.80
Compton is back in the biggest way since N.W.A. Kendrick Lamar dropped a brand new track, "Cartoon & Cereal," without any new album or mixtape news, but we don't care because this song is a straight banger. Dense and literate lyrics (with tons of references to classic cartoons) mixed over tight and sonic production values shows Kendrick's prowess. All we know now is how badly we want to see what else Black Hippy can produce. This track is just on fire.
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MP3: "Cartoon and Cereal"