February 7, 2017

Harold Stallworth has a dollar and a dream.

Last summer, Mach-Hommy released H.B.O. (Haitian Body Odor), an 18-track solo album with production from the likes of Knxwledge and Roc Marciano. It was sold exclusively through his personal Instagram account for a whopping $300. For those who have yet to hear it, the most extraordinary thing about H.B.O. is that it somehow still hasn’t leaked yet. But Mach’s latest project titled, Dollar Menu, is less of a rarity. Here he teams up with Tha God Fahim over an impressive batch of beats from a roster of lesser known underground producers like Euclid, Sadhu Gold and August Fanon—who also worked heavily on H.B.O.

Dollar Menu is dark but surprisingly fun; they seem to have chemistry by way of contrast. Whereas Mach has a way of being abstract without sacrificing his natural Caribbean cool, Fahim is loud and straightforward, a big ball of energy who works best in short bursts. In the time since the release of H.B.O, both Mach and Fahim have sought to distance themselves from their old crew at Griselda Records, which has dwindled down to its founding members: Westside Gunn, Conway The Machine, and their in-house producer Daringer. Dollar Menu is a good start to establishing their own brand of third generation mafioso rap.

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