Personally, I feel that the state of hip-hop has been uninspiring over the last few years. Maybe I was spoiled by the era I grew up in; Public Enemy, Gang Starr, MC Breed, One Be Lo, Esham, Scarface, Ras Kass, Dead Prez, Wu-Tang, O.C., Cormega, Nas, and Pac are the storytellers I admired. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of good music being released, but there is also a lot of garbage being released. Now that any high schooler with a tattooed face can cheaply purchase a microphone, computer, and music software the game has changed. Add a Soundcloud page and voila, a generation of wannabe rappers and producers are born.
His latest Freestyle on L.A. Leakers is an instant classic that should have wack rappers re-evaluating their career choices. Even better than the L.A. Leakers is a freestyle he did with Funk Flex on Hot 97 where he destroys the mic for almost 9 minutes.
Ayem Honcho, one of the most underrated rappers from West Philly, has just released the visuals to his hit single “The Wake Up.”
The title track to his upcoming project, also titled The Wake Up, doesn’t disappoint. Ayem’s positive vibe shines throughout the soulfully produced Glen Mills track. The video was shot at Cobbs Creek in West Philly, and is a reflection of Ayem’s persona; full of life and surrounded by balance.