Boy On The Come Up - OnCue
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OnCue really is blowing up in 2016, and that’s not an overstatement. The four singles he’s dropped since January have all single-handedly accrued more plays than anything on his last project Angry Young Man, and the Brooklyn based MC has no intention of slowing down.

‘Boy On The Come Up’ is exactly what it sounds like, and exactly what you’d expect given the vibe of his last few releases. Cuey spits fire all over this Brenton Duvall produced instrumental, kicking things off with a quick verse about grinding day-and-night, dreams of “Louis V lining and Michelin Star dining” coming to fruition, and an ever-expanding list of groupies. OnCue has always been an intellectual writer who delivers clever rhymes and analogies, but his hooks have never been consistently great until now. Once again he’s managed to create an anthem-esque chorus that is sure to have parties popping across the world. Moreover, this material is the kind of music that fills out venues. This is the sound Cuey has been growing towards, and it’s beautiful to finally see him live up to the potential I saw in him back in 2010.

The ambient keys, the hyphy drum sequences, and the fulfilling words of OnCue make this song a must listen. Check it out and show the boy some love on Twitter and Soundcloud if you like what you hear.

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