DC’s Kev Brown and Rochester based Hassaan Mackey’s That Grit is truly an underground affair. Kev’s production is raw and sprinkled with some of that Pete Rock magic dust, paired with hard nosed bars from Mackey who sounds like he’s been rapping for meals for the better part of a decade. It’s the perfect soundtrack for 40 ounces and hopped turnstiles; raw and uncut hip hop for seasoned listeners.
Kev and Hassaan share MC duties throughout the record, but it never feels scattered or pieced together. With a handful of crew features, and plenty of head nodding moments, That Grit is worthy of your spins. The download also includes a few instrumentals. Stream it below, then go pay for it.