Children of the Corn
Grand Hustle artist Yung Booke picked up a major buzz last year when his single “H.I.T.V.” took off in Atlanta’s club scene and on the radio. After going on a nationwide promo tour with his label mates the “Hustle Gang” and shining with a couple hot features on the Hustle Gang “We Want Smoke” compilation released summer 2017, Yung Booke followed up quickly with a project of his own in “Children of the Corn”.
The “Children of the Corn” mixtape is more like a street album where Booke shares songs with a few fellow Hustle Gang members, and some of the best up and coming Atlanta artists, but he is also ushering in members of his own collective who go by the name the “UNOS”. Fully loaded with 18 full tracks, C.O.T.C. features production from a plethora of producers such as: Arpegioflo, B100, BoxHeadBeats, C4, Cal, DeeGoCrazy, Drum Majorz, Dun Deal, June James, Richie, Semaj Beats, Tasha Catour, Tez Hoodrich, YB and Yung Booke.
Booke has laid back, melodic delivery mixed with street savvy lyrics that he raps with a charismatic confidence that will put you in the vibe of a T.I./Young Thug hybrid. However, Yung Booke owns his style from top to bottom starting with “Yo Go” where he effortlessly switches his flow up throughout the verses but he still hits hard with lines like
“Ain’t never seen no drought, Bitch I’m reppin gang gang
I been ballin so hard Imma need some Rogaine”
“Dripping, I’m fresher than soap
I’m the controller no remote”
then a few lines later ….
“Hit the gas then it sped off
bitch up in my car tryna suck my leg off
I remember running from the red dog
This a dirty dirty game you gotta play it raw”
C.O.T.C. should impress quickly with songs like “Can’t Be Doing Dat” feat. Young Dro, Big Dawg ft. Tokyo Jetz, and the sure favorite “Love On The Road”. Booke sets the pace but he is supported with some of the hottest new artist in Atlanta like: Young Dro, Tokyo Jetz, Derez Deshon, Joe Gifted, London Jae, Dripset Freaky, Skooly, PMoney, Dae Dae, and members of the Unos.
Children of the Corn should elevate Booke’s buzz as he makes his run in 2018 and I am looking forward to seeing what visuals support the project. It absolutely has enough heat that I’m sure we’ll be seeing Yung Booke heading toward “uno” and even getting alot of “Love on the Road”.