Following up on their debut track "Seasons Greetings," Cloud Nice-repping BadAssYellowBoyz--stylized as BAYB but not pronounced "baby"--treated the interwebs with a second taste of their forthcoming mixtape Ziploc Hip-Hop, due Feb. 15. "Fastlane" is a turbocharged ode to forward motion, showcasing the distinct appeal and swagger-heavy punchlines of each member of the trio--Jarv Dee, Nacho Picasso, and P Steez--over a minimal, ambient beat from producer Awesome.
Keeping it fresh for 2011, Dyme Def is keeping on their Pay Day path to new record P.T.O.--and as promised, Mr. Yuk is back with a new track produced by crewmember Brainstorm. "Know That" relies heavily on a hard-hitting kick-drum beat and hard-hitting raps centered on a bold chorus: "I'm talking my shit, let me do my thing/Pinky in the sky when I'm sipping them drinks/Now tell me what you know about that?" The next drop is due Feb. 15--along with Brainstorm's debut record The Celestine Prophecy.