I’m just digging some Black Hippy music before heading over to work tonight. Kendrick Lamar isn’t the only good rapper blowing up California, and no, I don’t mean Odd Future. His crew, Black Hippy is pretty dirty as well, and if you’re keeping track of Kendrick, you should probably start looking into the rest of his crew too. Check him in action with Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul below.
‘Birds and the Beez’ ft. Kendrick Lamar – Schoolboy Q
‘Try Me’ – Black Hippy
The Black Hippy crew is bound to be an influential force in hip hop in the next couple of years. Prominent member Kendrick Lamar has already been featured here several times, and was included in XXL’s “Freshman Class of ’11”. Fellow crew member Abu-Soul’s smooth and soulful Moscato ft. Kendrick Lamar is bound to make some noise for his upcoming release, “Longterm Mentality”, as well as help him keep pace with his friend and peer, Lamar.