SZA – “Child’s Play” (feat. Chance the Rapper, Dae One, & XXYYXX)

I gotta give a shout out to my boy Johnny B for this one. This brilliant collaboration came out a few months back, but I just heard it from him last week. What shocked me later was the realization that Orlando musician XXYYXX was involved in the production of this track. The bare-bones electronic beat and staccato snares should have been the giveaway. Oh well. Congrats to him for his incredible success; it’s nice to see one of Orlando’s own getting a name. Looking back to the song, Chance delivers a knockout verse. He manipulates word patterns seamlessly while bouncing lines back-and-forth about “weed on the vinyl” and “crowd surf[ing] in a cypher.” Enjoy.

Pasty Cline – “Misery”

Pasty Cline is the moniker of Orlando musician Connor Lawhorne. Unlike his surf rock work with Girls on the Beach, Pasty Cline sees Lawhorne in a more personal light, however, this light feels more like darkness. “MIsery,” like all of Pasty Cline’s music, sounds lyrically and emotionally influenced by Johnny Cash and well, Patsy Cline. Enjoy.

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