I had to be smacked in the face with this five times before I learned to pay attention.
Max B, Isaiah Toothtaker, Hood Internet and MishkaNYC all went into the production of Toothy Wavy, and they all want credit. When releasing an album, three musicians and a style house are a lot of names to be pushing all at once. No doubt, this is why it took me awhile to digest Toothy Wavy while it vomited colors and 808s up my news feed day after day.
Then I put the clues together. This is the same team who recently chewed my brain with the most horrifying video I had seen in awhile. It was one month ago, and the promo video for “Waffle House” features a man named Rapewolf.
One of the more prominent rappers on the record is imprisoned Harlem artist Max B, whose verses on Toothy Wavy sound like they were rapped through a telephone. That would make sense.
The record is produced by Chicago duo The Hood Internet. They’ve been making mega moves, but nothing of theirs has shit on my face and run away–yet. I have no hardcore opinions of any of the people who went into this record, but they’ve all got my neck in a vice and I am now paying attention.
Toothy Wavy stands upright on its own. Stream it below, where you can also download the EP for free from Mishka if you don’t mind signing up for their newsletter. That might not be a bad idea–their Bloglin regularly delivers.
Both “Waffle House” and this next video were directed by MishkaNYC. Note the girl with the logo tee who then takes off her tee, and the tattooing rapper Isaiah Toothtaker who wears a turnt up logo snapback. As I’d expect from the Brooklyn bear cubs at Mishka, everything is visually appealing.
Try not to fall out of your chair.