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Jugg Harden—a pseudonym that must have been spit out by a rap name generator—had a few noisemaking singles in the Michigan rap scene last year. For me, though, he’s been hit-or-miss, delivering his punchlines in a steely monotone that can come off boring. But the laid-back flow works on “Necessary,” the last track on his new tape Rookie of the Year, where he calmly glides over a Helluva groove that feels like it’s moving in slow motion. It’s like he’s giving a leisurely sermon on how to properly chase the bag.
With artists releasing songs at a fast and furious pace, it’s difficult for the average hip-hop head to keep track of it all—no matter how tapped in they are. That’s why we created The Ones, a daily post to highlight the song you need to hear.
Check out previous Ones, and listen to new rap from Jugg Harden and more on our Spotify playlist.