T-QRON has something new for you, which will be released on the forthcoming Therapy Mixtape mixtape. It’s a song that brings him together with Jik Johns with a little helo from Mo Love and while Barry Manilow once said he couldn’t smile without you, these guys just say they “Can’t Smile”. Period, end of story but there’s more to the story than that. The story is aided with producer The Cratez so get this, get into it immensely and then wait for the street album to drop very soon.
T-QRON has a brand new street album for all to hear, and this one is called Tha QRONiCals Mixtape Vol. 2 – Paradise Ugly, which was released yesterday. This one was done with Jik Jones and as the title indicates, it’s the second installment in his QRONicals mixtape series and if it continues to be as good as this, let’s hope the series continues, at least throughout the year. You can stream it or download it below via Audiomack.
T-QRON has dropped a new track produced by Anno Domini Beats called “A Lady Named Misery”, which is done over Don Henley’s 1984 hit single “The Boys Of Summer”.. T-QRON rhymes up to the verse that is my favorite part of the song, and while I don’t want that to take away from the integrity of the song and what it means to me, it works quite well here. Have a listen.
As I watch this video, I see the scenes of the bridge and my first thought is “there’s a good place nearby that serves baked manapua, including one with curry”. But this is me, because this represents the 808, which means (the area code of) Hawai’i. For everyone else, you might think “oh, Hawai’i? Let’s see and hear how they do”. T-QRON and Jik have been making music individually for awhile, and they decided to work together for this song as they both have “Goals” they want to reach. They figure “eh, two birds with one stone”, and it’s a stone that’ll hit you nicely, or at least it should.
The song is from T-QRON’s latest mixtape, The Therapy, and it represents a small part of what hip-hop in Hawai’i is about. It’s feel good hip-hop too, the type you don’t have to cringe your face after listening.
Honolulu has been a hot city for hip-hop for almost 30 years, but because of the distance from the mainland U.S., it has often found it difficult to make it big. Nonetheless, hip-hop artists realize that it’s all about being local first and then you can aim for bigger. T-QRON sounds ruthless, the guy is hungry and he’s blasting people to explain what he can do, what he’s capable of doing, and of course what you’re not doing. What you’re not doing, T-QRON will erase that from your intentions and tell you, as he does in “Tha Best Out”, that the West will prevail.
He uses a lot of double tracking on most of the songs, which is okay, but the guy doesn’t have a bad voice even though it works for effect and dramatics. I’d like to hear him keep that energy up but only use the double-tracking during choruses. Nonetheless, give this guy a microphone and he’ll make sure his presence within the sound boundaries are known. With that said, I think no matter what T-QRON does, he’s going to let fans and naysayers know that he IS T-QRON, an MC with the passion for that West Coast sound but deep down it’s about representing hip-hop of all territories, while representing Hawai’i. How many Pakistani MC’s do you know who could smack the fuck out of your face and leave you wondering what just happened? Yeah, that just happened.
(The Qronicals Mixtape Vol. 1 can be downloaded on a number of blogs, including DatPiff.com.)