Best Song: YBS Skola, ‘Whole Lotta Money’

Among the many sort-of-scientific ways in which we gauge what the city’s listening to is the car windows test: What songs do you hear hopping out of car windows driving by? Another is when a local song can sneak onto local radio, which is a rarity. Also important: that the song is good. Well, ‘Whole Lotta Money’ from YBS Skola passes all three tests. It’s about drive and desire and it’s got a sneaky beat from Elijah 808 that recalls the ornate trap that’s big on the radio right now, but finds room for some elegant piano and strange little vocal howls and hiccups. That the song also offered up some continuity in local hip-hop following the murder of Lor Scoota was only a bonus.

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