New York Hip-Hop in 2019, is not your uncle’s NYC version of the early 2000s, and thank god for that. Don’t get me wrong, I love Dipset, G-Unit, The Roc and everything that made NYC special at that time, but life’s about moving forward. Sparked during the renaissance from Bobby Shmurda and his crew, New York has been providing a different kind of refreshing energy these last few years. Helping to carry the torch, rising NYC rappers, Krimlife Ca$$, ABG Neal, Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow connect for their engaging new posse cut, “Forrest Gump.”
Shot NYC, the video follows the four rappers around– for Ca$$ they provide a cardboard cut-out– as they ride bikes, hit the bodega and let off incredibly infectious lyrics. With each providing their own cadence, the track never feels stale, and constantly feels refreshed, as each rapper showcases their own vocal style, completely. As for the star of the show? It could be argued that each has a case, with Ca$$ providing the hook, Neal providing the moves and Sheff’s swagger–but in my opinion, it was Sleepy Hallow who took it. Maybe it was because he went last. Maybe it was because he had the best cadence, but either way, I’m now a fan.
Check out the video below, and get familiar with New York’s rising stars.