By Uptown Toney
From Donald Trump diss songs to Swizz Beatz mentoring a young artist in the city, Baltimore is on the rise. At the forefront of the ascension is the Basement Rap crew with their gritty and down to earth style. One of its members Zheep (F.k.a. Black Zheep DZ) recently released a new record titled “Oowee” that highlights that sound.
In an email to Noisey Zeep writes, “On this track, I was simply just feeling myself. I touch base on my legit lifestyle and wanted to make the listeners feel good while listening—give them that feel-good bounce. On the hook though, I was yapping. Like when I step out with my guys and it’s a crazy night, drug transactions (nothing recent), and me and my girl flexing, being bossed up together.
“I just felt like flexing, and everything I mention in the song is all facts,” he adds. “Usually I’m the humble guy, but sometimes you just gotta drag your nuts. It’s always called for—especially on tracks.” Set to appear on his forthcoming project 20/20 arriving this May, take a listen to Zeep’s new joint below and look out or more from the emcee.