Monday, July 7, 2014

New mixtape from Pepperboy and S. Ray, 'Hard 2 Cope'

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Here is some more good and weird Little Rock rap from Pepperboy, who uses his new tape, "Hard 2 Cope," as an outlet to introduce S. Ray, just as he did last year with Yung Envy (what happened to Yung Envy?). "Tryn 2 Make It" is the Rock Candy anthem of the day — hard to say why, except that it gives you what Pepperboy might call that "feel-good-feeling." And I dare you not to tear up when he says, "Let's clap our hands / the kid changed from a boy to a man."


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