Mysonne "Pound Cake Freestyle"
Date: September 27
Mysonne has always had a great rapper's voice, an effortless mask of unaffectedness. This is true here, where the "Robin Hood of the Pro Tools" knocks out a few nonchalant bars. His "Pound Cake" freestyle is solid, but not the most remarkable moment for either the rapper or this beat. A few bars stand out, although in a way that never leaves you stunned or makes you want to hit rewind. He's more of a stylist than a writer, at least here. But his voice is a great tonal match for the smooth production. — David Drake