On The Yeah Side – [Shaudy Kash] [Top$ide]

Detroit’s smoothest producer/rapper duo is back with a brand new mixtape that slows down a traditionally fast-paced style and injects it with some southern bounce. I have been a massive fan of the duo of Top$ide and Shaudy Kash since first hearing their stripped-back, jazzy collaboration “Showed Them N*ggas” over a year ago and that track which first put them on the radar’s of many makes its streaming debut as the outro to their new project On The Yeah Side. Shaudy Kash is his usual laid-back self, nonchalantly skating through bars filled with tepid quips to the women who want to take advantage of him and boasts that not only flex material things but also his even-keel mindset which leaves the listener with a Machiavelian-esque guide-book to not getting tricked out of your spot. Shaudy’s demeanor at times is reserved at at times is playful, never so pressed to lose his composure but never so mellow that you catch him slipping. The lone feature on the project comes from Brooks who returns the favor for Shaudy’s feature on Brooks’ track “Parking Lot Pimpin’” from his recent mixtape Everybody Brooks, which I loved. Top$ide literally could never receive enough praise in my opinion and the way in which he marries the fever-paced, industrial sound of traditional Detroit hip-hop with the bouncy, slow-burning flavors of Louisiana is just about sonic perfection. His blend of midwestern-grit and southern-flair is rivaled by none and perfect for his circle of collaborators. I really can’t wait to see where these two go from here and if it is not mainstream fame that they are destined for then I am positive we will be hearing from these two in the underground for many, many years to come and I hope that both Kash and Top$ide remain as generous as they have been in terms of musical output.