South Johannson & Jimmy Hennec: #DopeAF (Mixtape)
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South Johannson & Jimmy Hennec: #DopeAF (Mixtape)

you can thank J.Good January 21, 2014 11 Comments

#DopeAF Front Cover

Earlier today we dropped off our podcast with South Johannson & Jimmy Hennec. The two went in great detail about #DopeAF, a project that embodies everything we needed in hip-hop right now. The tape starts off with a soulful intro with harmonies from India Catrice, accompanied by one of Kanye West many speeches of 2013. The perfect way to prepare us for what is ahead. Next up is “April Twentieth”, some what different from what the title may suggest. Hennec and Johannson trade life stories over a chill instrumental that provided the elevation needed. “YE.NO.Me” was the lead single from #DopeAF, somewhat of a spinoff the Rocko single, honestly a bit of an understatement compared to hands down my favorite joint on the project, “Grandma House”. The subject matter did it for me. Track number 6 gave me that feeling of nostalgia of the days of eating salmon and grits at my grandma Christine house. Jimmy Hennec reminisce on the time spent with his granny, while mourning her lost. At the same time remembering that he has so much more to live for. South Johannson provides the second verse as he tells us about his days of his cousin being in the street and bringing that action to his grandmother front door step, while he balanced multiple jobs, school and rap. “Drunk Ears” is next in line for my favorite joint. With Kendrick Lamar’s “Don’t Kill My Vibe” sample in the background Johannson gives me that southern gumption flow as he talks that talk. Him and Hennec had a lot of fun making this record and is shows. Overall I have to say this tape plays more like an album with great flow, production and lyrics. These two very different emcees compliment each other well with South Johannson providing more of a melodic approach to his verses and Jimmy Hennec leaving his life on the record. What is next up for these two is yet to be determined, but in the meantime…Relax and Listen!

DOWNLOAD: South Johannson & Jimmy Hennec – #DopeAF (Mixtape)