Once again, it’s another edition of (2)Dope To Sleep On, where we spotlight acts under the radar that’s caught our respective eyes. If you like ’em, support ’em. If you don’t, go juggle a pair of deez and play chicken with a Mack truck. Kidding, of course. SHAKE UPDATE: Not really.
Casey Veggies (Los Angeles, CA): Originally duke was supposed to be on the (2)Dope mixtape, but things didn’t work out as planned. Doesn’t mean that he doesn’t get his proper shine here, however. Crazy thing is, duke just turned 15 over the summer. And for a person of my extra-picky rap music tastes, I dig this shit.
Diz Gibran (Los Angeles, CA): It’s Shake’s turn now and I’ll keep in on the left coast (the best coast). We’ve posted music from Diz before but we’ve never taken the time to showcase this dude. It’s always in passing. Until now. Listen to this dude’s music! TSS recently had a conversation with the emcee and dropped two tracks (City Lights & Jesus, which I included). I’ll throw in another new joint since I’m Shake and that’s what I do. Also, big shouts to Moonshine, the producer who handles all of Diz’ tracks. They make a great team. You can bet we’ll be posting any and all new shit from Diz as it comes down the pipeline.
M-Dot (Mass.): People seem to be putting the zZzZzZz on Mass. for whatever reason. Even when they have been pushing out talented acts left and right. Like M-Dot. Who I was just introduced to myself recently and after numerous listens to the tracks I have, I must say he def deserves to be in this section. If my word isn’t enough, how about some Termanology, Reks, etc? Yea… exactly. Check him out.