The must-hear rap song of the day
Don’t let all the singing fool you, NoCap is a lyricist. The Mobile, Alabama crooner now includes subtitles in his music videos because he doesn’t want any of his battle rap style lyrics to go over our heads. His newest single “Sun Up To Dun Down” blends together that wordplay with bars that are more about accepting success than celebrating it. “I’m not afraid to tell you that this new to me,” he says plainly in the beginning, before singing the next couple of lines like he’s been gut-punched. But the real appeal of NoCap is in deciphering his punchlines that are sometimes too wordy, too simple, or completely incomprehensible. I’ll leave you with a few:
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 NoCap and more on our Spotify playlist.