West Coast rapper Antwon returns with a fresh collaboration and a brand new full-length.
Last year’s In Dark Denim mixtape and its excellent predecessor End of Earth stood on their own as examples of Antwon’s confounding style, as he muttered lyrics over backdrops laced with references but seemingly operating just outside of the rap world.
Heavy Hearted in Doldrums is due to drop on May 6, and has been put together in collaboration with LA “lifestyle brand” UNF. It’s going to be released as a free download (of course), but will also be supplied on limited edition picture disc vinyl – no doubt thanks to the success of last year’s unmissable ‘Dying in the Pussy‘ 7?.
We don’t know a great deal more about the album at this point, but first leak ‘Rain Song’ certainly sounds as if he’s on the right track. Sporting a guest verse from FACT fave Lil Ugly Mane, the track drips with woozy, tape-saturated attitude, but retains a euphoric quality that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who peeped Antwon’s guide to Brit dream poppers Cocteau Twins.