In that time, I have been contacted by dozens of wanna be rappers, sending me various dms or emails and unfortunately, I just haven’t been impressed. That is, until now.
Sixteenleo, might not have the best name, and he’s still very raw and early, I mean he literally only has 19 followers on Soundcloud right now. But he impressed me enough that I am writing for the first time in a couple months.
When I first got his email and saw that he said I have “heavy anxiety and that’s why I been in my room making music for the last two years” I rolled my eyes, I am not even going to lie though. I’ve heard this before, from this generation of rappers whose top 5’s all have at least 4 “Lil’s”.
Then when I started listening to his first track, I liked it, but I was kind of annoyed that I liked it. I’m thinking to myself, this kid’s just doing it as a joke, but you know what, fxck it. I think it might not be a joke, he’s really committed to the craft, he switches up his flows, and his awkward flows are even dope.
If his tracks, Rick James and No Pretenda, are any inkling of what his music is going to be like in the future, then I think this dude is going places. His style sounds like a blend of Lil Pump & Hooligan Chase and I fux with it heavy.
The lyrics are classic Hooligan Chase which is in the vein of Riff Raff, but more lyrically intelligent, and down to earth / relatable. But it’s the beat that’ll keep you heavy replaying it. This beat reminds me of the feeling of spinning around in a field on a spring or summer day, on acid, while the little floaties on all the dandelion flowers before they bloom blow away in the wind.
Editors note: Hooligan Chase is probably the rapper I am most proud about finding out about and interviewing before anyone knew them. Admittedly his interview isn’t the most read, its the #3 on most read for rappers, with Icy Narco #2 and ILOVEFRiDAY #1, getting the most views. But even though his interview isn’t the most popular yet. Hooligan Chase makes the music I listen to the most and I really believe he is here to stay in Hip Hop / Rap.
Hooligan Chase is back with another self produced banger called “Vamonos!” where he waxes poetics about topics ranging from getting brain, to screwing on a weekday, to wondering about is it to late to sleep with JoJo.
I think this is only the beginning of Hooligan Chase. Check out this underground banger and get on the bandwagon before its to full.
I just found out about HVSTLVY because of the interview I just published with Dre.StillPoppin.
and I listened to the dudes music and for some reason it’s sticking with me. The same way, Hooligan Chase and Icy Narco, left me with an impression early on. HVSTLVY is kind of doing the same.
HVSTLVY almost reminds me of G-Eazy and 36 Mafia… A grimier G-Eazy or Hooligan Chase.
I think he’s a little bit a way from gaining real traction with his music, cause I don’t think the choruses are fully there yet, but his flow has flashes of greatness. To understand where I see the flash of greatness and the comparisons, listen to the song below, but also specifically the part from 2:14 to 2:31. I almost listened to this song 4 times already because of that specific part especially when he exclaims “Im 18 With A Bullet!”
Cary, North Carolina is not the city you would expect to be housing one of the rappers who is blowing up in 2018. But Hooligan Chase is creating his own lane. Now here is with his new track “Cookie in my cone”…