In lieu of being able to actually enjoy the Airliner’s lax weed policy and jumbo-sized Fat Tires, the Low End podcasts offer an ideal window into what makes the weekly so unique. But until now, they’ve neglected to feature Nocando as anything more than a host. Wisely, Daddy Kev enlists his Alpha Pup protege and fellow resident to decimate an array of beats ranging from the Joker’s “Snake Eater” and Flying Lotus’s remix of “I Feel Like Dying,” to “All the Way Turnt Up” and “Exhibit C.” Written and recorded in a single night, James McCall proves why he’s not only one of this city’s most underrated rappers, but also one of its best. Jay Rock and Nipsey Hussle may have the major label deals and XXL hype, but the vanguard of the third generation of Project Blowed shows and proves every week. I have yet to bring a single person who hasn’t turned to me and said, “that dude can really really rap.” Were you wary about dropping a Hamilton on Jimmy the Lock, the proof is in the Porter. Plus, Daddy Kev drops a typically blistering set, nicely averting any and all ill omens endemic to the 13th edition.
MP3: Low End Theory Podcast XIII – Daddy Kev and Nocando