Written by: Gavin Good (@itsallG_O_O_D)
Few musical acts have had as big of a last couple of months as 99 Neighbors, a Burlington, Vermont-based supergroup. Today we feature the group’s new two-track EP, “QWOP/Basement”, which really captures the energy and cohesive balance the group has mastered.
Consisting of eight members, 99 Neighbors does a great job of using their collective ability to put together hard-hitting, fun tracks. “QWOP” is a recantation of a reckless joyride, sneaking through airports while ducking the TSA (it’s accompanied by a wonderful animated video by Win Homer). “Basement” stands out as a similarly youthful, but more forceful track. I particularly enjoyed Sam Paulino’s verse, where he unloads, rapping, “I used to be the type of n**** caught up with shooters and hoopers, hella stupid, overinfluenced. Pump faked a bitch, bumping Jeezy in the hoopty, long live the demons in my future, move quickly it’s a deadly maneuver.”
99 Neighbors recently connected with Pat Corcoran, longtime manager of Chance the Rapper and a well-known figure in music circles, and his entertainment group “Nice Work” and Warner Records to release their debut LP. Certainly, this group is one to keep an eye on. Stream “QWOP/Basement” now and be sure to check out the videos below on 99 Neighbors’ Youtube channel.