“My ultimate career goal is to be recognized as official,” Brooklyn, New York, rapper POP Buchanan told AAHH during a recent interview. The cousin of Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Buddha Monk, POP has been in the game for almost two decades. His latest single, “Let’s Try That Again,” was an attempt—as he described it—to “bridge traditional boom bap with Nerdcore.”
He’s more than satisfied the goal with his ED-APE produced banger featuring Mega Ran—quite possibly the highest ranking official in the sub-genre. He rose to prominence after his 2007 Mega Man themed project helped him ink a deal with Capcom and lock down the comicon circuit.
Over the slick, almost spacey, boom-bap sound-bed, both emcees bring their A-game with the wordplay; never giving up, redemption, and second chances are the themes that carry the head nodding track.
“I see a large amount of my generation seeking what they call real Hip Hop,” POP says. “They miss actual hardcore flows and lyrics. I am here to fill that void,” he continues. A worthy follow-up to “0 to 60,” this newest piece of POP’s complex puzzle is a treat for anyone who is looking for something fresh to add some flair to their weekend playlist.
Bump it now, below, and while you’re at it, knock Ran’s Extra Credit LP.