Ta'Raach "Yeah" (2006)
That being said, when my man DJ June put together a crate of hip-hop from '04-'06 that I'd apparently been sleeping on, this joint bubbled up to the top quickly:
"Yeah" is one of those joints where you can't point to one aspect that makes it a banger - it's the cumulative effect that's just RAW. On the surface, Ta'Raach's flow is slightly disjointed, stream-of-conscious - but possesses a confidence that makes it come off as more raw than Kool-Keith-style incoherent:
I'm like whatever - I'm a do me dog, just be ya
N*ggas hearts still fell apart, like cheap Filas
Ta'Raach's delivery is that 'fuck all y'all'/slappin-suckas-silly vibe, which only contributes to the disjointed nature of the lyrics and flow. Then there's the beat itself, which perfectly matches his delivery. It's mostly a simple loop, but the consistency of it (and its affirmative nature - "I feel it") serves as the perfect foundation for the aggressive/abstract stab of the flow. A few xylophone notes drop occasionally to complement the cyclical piano loop...shit is just ill.
B-side "Heaven" is dope as well, and even darker, fueled by a muted bassline and slightly more focused flow, although his delivery retains the same instinct to pause after spitting a few bars he exhibits in "Yeah". If these tracks weren't produced as well, shit might not come off like it does, but the cumulative effect is one of the better indie 12's I've heard in a while.
Includes "Yeah" (street/radio/inst), as well as b-side "Heaven" (street/radio/inst).