Creating an actually beautiful hip-hop/rap song with a pop-type chorus is a task a lot of musicians take upon themselves but only a few accomplish. And yes, I know it’s probably one of the most popular “mix of genres” in popular music but that doesn’t mean these songs are anything more than annoying ear-worms you constantly hear everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love pop and hip-hop/rap, but something about mixing those two irritates the hell out of me.
Personally, I fell in love with Kevin Abstract (let’s call him the leader of the group) first, without any previous knowledge of Brockhampton and the music they collaboratively create. And it was solely because I love Abstract so much that listening to Brockhampton’s new album felt almost mandatory.
"Sugar" is track #2 on Ginger, so even if you’re not big on listening to albums thoroughly, you will definitely stumble upon this one. Here's what to expect: it’s gonna hook you with it’s chorus, lure you in with the depth of the verses, hypnotize you with the guitar in the instrumental, and then it’s over for you.
If I recall correctly, I’ve played "Sugar" on repeat for 3 days straight and stopped only because I was afraid of ruining it for myself, not because I actually got bored of it.
Additional shout out goes to Ryan Beatty. I’m not totally sure if he wrote/co-wrote the chorus or if he’s only singing it, but daaaaamn.