Kitty Pryde is a 19-year-old apple-cheeked Claire’s employee and giggly quasi-novelty rapper. Fred Da Godson is a classical New York hip-hop miserablist with a thousand-yard stare. Himanshu is a politicized Queens wiseacre and veteran zeitgeist-capturer. Lil B is a self-made rap Sun Ra whose continued existence in the rap universe is a puzzle that just won’t solve itself. None of these people have the slightest bit of anything to do with each other. And yet they all sound perfectly at home within the amniotic echo-bass universe that the San Antonio producer Beautiful Lou seems to conjure every time he opens his laptop. A lot of them even do their best work with him. With Sumone 2 B Young With, Beautiful Lou showcases his gloopy, smeary style by roping in some huge, outlandish personalities and showing just how they can fit into what he does. That’s a rare talent, and it’s a mark of a great producer.
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