New Mixtape ‘Plug Motivation’ & Extra

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Tony Shhnow is anxious that the TSA won’t permit him on a aircraft together with his chain. This chain, which seems prefer it was made within the fictional nation of Wakanda, has a pointed metallic tip across the pristine gold that covers it. As he prepares to fly to an unnamed vacation spot, Shhnow is exhibiting me the chain over Zoom. “They obtained to let me in with this, mane,” he says, flashing a playful grin. Proper now, this chain is the largest fear Shhnow has.

There’s no method the TSA is letting that chain on the flight. Something that pointy and metallic goes to get flagged. But when that is the one downside that Shhnow has proper now, it’s a great one to have. His music – atmospheric and stuffed with non-sequiturs – is in uncommon kind. Plug Motivation, his November mixtape, is a callback to works of Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne, full of shape-shifting music that makes the listener catch up in actual time. “I really feel like there was an area for this to be made – like in Atlanta. Across the time the SoundCloud documentary got here out about Plugg music, we began making this album,” Shhnow says. The mixtape belongs on DatPiff greater than it does on streaming providers.

Shhnow, the premiere underground rapper out of Atlanta, has constructed upon the works of his forebears whereas nonetheless being dramatically present. He’s chameleonic, usually rapping in absurd asides. Similar to Rx Papi from Rochester, Shhnow makes use of transgressive humor (“Dangerous bitch be loving me however in public, I can’t give that ho a hug”) to offer the mixtapes a sense of levity. Plugg rap is outlined by its conviviality and enthusiasm – suppose if lure music stripped the hi-hats and bombast for dream sequences of a person excessive off of shrooms. Shhnow’s music turns into cloudy; it could possibly be the theme music for Darius from Atlanta. He’s an area cadet that may nonetheless punch you in your mouth (“Little pussy nigga fuck your imply mug”).

“Belief”, the third observe on Plug Motivation, is recorded with no construction, only a working diary of ideas. It makes for one thing messy however subversive, as if the lyrics are coming to him in actual time, forcing the listener to meet up with him. “Shook Dem Haters Off” is de rigueur for plugg rappers; the beats are coloured with a pink crayon and the lyrics are biting. “Paper Path” options some crooning from Bear1Boss that appears like Kodak – messy and villainous. Plug Motivation comes after a number of extra structured initiatives from Shhnow. “Plug Motivation is extra on the road aspect. Reflextions is extra clear,” Shhnow says. “This one is uncooked. Plug Motivation is for if you find yourself on the block.”

Shhnow says music is much less a profession than a approach to really feel important — that and “hanging out with unique ladies.” It’s a pastime he should spend plenty of time on judging by how usually he drops music. Shhnow is continually in your RSS feed, posted up on SoundCloud and streaming – the most effective of each music distributions. “It’s like watching TV,” Shhnow says. “You might be extra in tune if you’re watching a brand new episode each day. Niggas fuck with anime reveals as a result of they’re so ubiquitous. Grownup animation too. Simpsons, Household Man. They throughout us. Similar with the music.” We’ll be listening to from Shhnow extra – one thing tells me that he’s simply getting began.

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