Hip-Hop like every genre of music is constantly changing, and recently it seems there have been more and more hungry young rap artists starting movements all on their own. It's encouraging to see new talent hit the music scene that has real potential to be something special. After spending some time listening to “Popadock," I would put Toony Tunes in that category.
Toony Tunes, along with the help of his FreeVibe group mate Captn Dan, create a song unlike anything in recent memory. There's no build up to a cliché hook like most mainstream club bangers, merely fluent, effortless-sounding rhymes over a gritty, mysterious hip hop beat, which reminds me a bit of the 90’s hip hop icons Gang Starr. The deep bass and ambient noises encourage the listener to zone out or engage in some inadvertent head bopping. (You might want to keep this in mind if listening on the subway.)
The feel of the track is so chilled out that you may not catch all of the aggressive lyrics Toony Tunes and Capn Dan spit throughout the nearly three-minute long track. “Popadock” sounds like the love child of Madvillian and Odd Future with a hint of Wu Tang Clan. With a combination like that, I expect Toony Tunes to make some noise in Hip-Hop for years to come.
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