SCOUNDREL SPENCE GOES HAM (SAMMICH)

The track “Ham Sammich” is a collaborative effort between rapper Scoundrel Spence, and his longtime friend and rapper/producer combo, GeNreal. Together the two have released what they consider to be their most important project to date, which is an album called “Doodles in School.” It makes for their third collaborative album, and the two delve into a more vulnerable, message-driven headspace for this one. Scoundrel Spence is the principal writer and MC for the record, and GeNreal produces the beats. Both artists hail from the Twin Cities, though GeNreal is originally out of New Hampshire, near The Dream Machine studio in Bethlehem, NH, where the album was recorded.

On the track “Ham Sammich,” off their 2019 album, “Doodles in School,” Scoundrel Spence serves as the vocalist. He sounds a lot like Kendrick Lamar in terms of his quirky, highly intonated vocal quality. His cadence follows that of a typical ScHoolboy Q track (think, “Numb Numb Juice”) and there’s even a little bit of Mac Miller in his vocal tonality. But, to be clear, this would have to be Mac Miller at his best. No disrespect to the late MC, but Scoundrel could rap circles around Miller. With real lyricism at play here, Scoundrel gives us a lot to love. His ornate and thoughtful rhyming is masterfully written and performed, and with multisyllabic rhyme schemes and perfectly repeating cadence, it becomes quickly apparent that Scoundrel is an MC’s MC. The rapping on the bridge is especially worth noting.

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