“Respect Us” (listen/download)
Sicksteen of Yesterday’s Nothing was introduced to the site during the Winter season of Mid-West Minute Radio. He was a media partner and co-host. He’s putting on for the state of Ohio via his work as a blogger, rapper, and more. Not too long ago, he shared a single that he is pushing that features a couple of his fellow Ohio brethren. The single is titled “Respect Us” and it features rappers Dayne Gretzky & OGcase. It was produced by D Wade Beats. The track opens with a brief introduction by Sicksteen himself. From there, the song kicks into full gear. The production here is slick. It contains a low-lying foundation, middling background elements, and an urban vibe. The hook is engaging. The delivery has a melodic tone to it and the lyrics are catchy. The verses are solid. OGcase handles his business first and Dayne Gretzky follows up. Both artists came with uncluttered flows, fair wordplay, and street rhymes. They provided great insight into who they are and what they are all about. A few lines worthy of some attention include: “I said we getting to the money. So no time for these hoes. But somehow they around and they rolling as we smoke. Now we don’t do too much. Far from your average Joe. So try to keep up. We no longer taking it slow. Here I go, stupid flow. Every second is a blessing. And you gotta be a fool to fall and not learn your lesson.” Sharp bars being spit right there by the Ohio talent. Overall, this song is proper and worthy of a spin or two.
**My Two Cents: This track made a favorable impression on me. I really enjoyed the production and the content was up to standard as well. OGcase and Dayne Gretzky definitely have some skills and did Ohio proud. Much love to Sicksteen for sharing and being a fellow media partner. Be sure to visit the provided links for more with the Ohio crew. -MinM