Over the course of the past two years, the Houston hip-hop scene has exploded, captivating the world with their screwed up sound and tales of candy paint, rims, and â€œsippinâ€™ lean.â€ But one of the original H-townâ€™s premier MCâ€™s, Devin the Dude still remains under the radar despite all of the attention others have been garnering.
Re-emerging with a new mixtape titled â€œOn the Grind (Smoke One 4 Your Brother),â€ Devinâ€™s formula for this project is pretty simple: drugs+sex+funk. This proves to be entertaining due to Devinâ€™s feel-good vibes and his attention to detail. He is at his best when it comes to talking about the favorite part of a woman with cuts like â€œPaying for Pussyâ€ and â€œSplash.â€ He gets plenty of help with some outstanding collabs including â€œPorno Bitchesâ€ ft. Big Boi and Bizzare and â€œToast to the Pussyâ€ ft. Twista, E-40, Sani G, and the legendary Geto Boys. With a rock-inspired track, â€œBeautiful/Crazyâ€ is a welcome change of pace song, exploring issues relating to the track title.
Although there isnâ€™t much variety in subject matter, the refreshing thing about this collection is there are no references to money or violence. â€œOn the Grindâ€ is pure indulgence in the simpler things in life – along with a ton of weed.