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Soulzay and Slim Guerilla – “Nothing Has Changed”


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Dallas rapper Soulzay and Houston rapper Slim Guerilla are Southern hip-hop revivalists. Soulzay seems to drop a UGK-inspired track every few weeks, and Slim Guerilla’s latest mixtapes have their roots in a jaw-dropping take on 1990s Texas rap, so it’s no surprise that their latest collab uses a remix of Kid Frost’s 1995 G-funk classic “East Side Rendezvous” as the basis for its production. On this soft and guitar-infused rhythm, Soulzay and Slim Guerilla deliver motivated lines in their respective flows. Soulzay looks a bit like Paul Wall, but more relaxed. He seems to rap more for tone than content, peppering his lines with comforting little details. Slim Guerilla is more active, starting his section with “SG Bruce Lee / Watch me make this track flip.” Guerilla lines are nods made for immediate consumption; he jokes about being a Houston Rocket chilling with the Dallas Mavericks and makes fun of people asking him where his bars are. It’s rap revivalism delivered with grace.

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