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Black Hippy : U.O.E.N.O.

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Released back in February, Atlanta rapper Rocko’s sleeper street-hit “U.N.E.N.O.” (“You don’t even know”) may not have set the charts on fire, but it’s become 2013’s most controversial hip hop track thanks to a line from Rick Ross’ guest verse that seemingly glorified date rape, describing having sex with an unconscious girl after spiking her drink with the powdered MDMA derivative “Molly”. Things worked out pretty badly for Ross, who lost a huge endorsement deal with Reebok as a result, but the song’s beat – by up-and-coming producer Childish Major – has taken on a life of its own, with the likes of 2Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, Usher and even (apparently) Kanye West contributing remixes. Best of the bunch so far is the reworking by Top Dawg Entertainment‘s Black Hippy crew, namely Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul, ScHoolBoy Q and Jay Rock, who all prove that it’s possible to go real hard without saying anything real stupid; listen below.

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About foamhands

My name is Michael Dix; I'm a decade or so past being down with the kids, but to me new music never gets old. Apparently I like music that sounds like faulty kitchen appliances and ritual slaughter; really I just like what I like, whether that happens to be indie, pop, punk, hip hop, metal, electronica, Afrobeat or jazz. Follow me on Twitter @FoamHandsBlog to receive notifications of new posts and the occasional random brain-fart, and please share links wherever you can. Enjoy!

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