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Hear Iamsu!’s ‘Kilt 2’ Mixtape, a Hi-Fi Ratchet Revelation

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Richmond rapper-producer Iamsu! was a shoo-in for SPIN’s Real Hottest MCs list earlier this year. The young star has been steadily bridging Bay Area ghetto-flamboyance to laid-back Los Angeles vibes with an emphasis on all things ratchet (or trap, if you prefer). His Kilt mixtape was one of our more esteemed Rap Releases of the Week when it dropped, and he’s now back at it with the sequel. Contrary to one obvious interpretation, Kilt 2 is not an extensive treatise on Scottish menswear — rather, it’s further evidence that the man born Sudan Ameer Williams has, in the parlance of Madea, kilt the game. As much a showcase of Iamsu!’s production prowess as it is evidence of his unique lyrical skills, the new tape is an enjoyably bumpy ride through treble-y bleeps, bassy bloops, tinny drums, and hard-hustling vocals. Hyphy stars Keak da Sneak and Mistah FAB drop by for a reworking of “On Citas,” and Juvenile and Problem show up on a remix of “100 Grand.” Stream and/or download it below: