Much has been made about the consequences of Hip-Hop’s widening age gap, but there are plenty of purveyors of the classic sound in the millennial generation, specifically 22-year-old producer Tuamie. The Virginia beatsmith makes no bones about his allegiance to thick drums and entrancing, inventive loops. His latest track “Orange” is a prime exhibition of his skillset.
Tuamie laced a hypnotic production for MCs Boog Brown and Yasin Selami to get off on, dropping slick witticisms while trading bars on their lyrical supremacy. Selami uses his nasal delivery to slide across the elegant xylophone loop, imploring a generation of snap backers to “act your age not your fitted size.”
Boog “never slips in the second spot,” complimenting Selami with her quick-tongued delivery and assonant rhymes. Selami finishes the track off with dope scratches.
The track is tagged “#howtorap” on Soundcloud. I suppose there wasn’t enough space for “-overafreshassbeat.” You can listen to “Orange.” below.