“Chasing Fame” is the new track by Oklahoma artist Youngin’, Produced by Obsession Beats. 2015 had been a good year for hip-hop, and even better for underground hip-hop. I’ve been keeping close tabs on all the hip-hop that has dropped thus far in 2016 and I can assure you that “Chasing Fame” will be in my interchangeable top 5 for the month of January.
Rapper Youngin’ spits honest and sometimes rugged flows over producer Obsession Beats’ earthy and dreamy production. The lyrics will make you laugh, shout (you’ll be saying “Damn” a few times), and most importantly, reflect. Any good work of art is one that changes the way the listener perceives life in any given way.
“Chasing Fame” caters to its young, working class audience in many ways, most notably with an insightly take on complications that arise when our will for success clashes with our inability to transport ourselves from total inertia.
This is almost a reality-drenched parody of the materialism and fame that we desire but cannot achieve through faults of our own. Youngin has a cool rhyme style, which is focused and never too aggressive. He’s got an honest outlook- he’s not a baller but he flosses when he can; he’s got the game, and all in all I think these rhymes are also very applicable to the normal everyday person who doesn’t have the picture perfect life but wants to make the best of it.
As for Obsession Beats, his beat is dope; a gritty yet dreamy sound but also melodic. Youngin’ sounds like still a young artist and I can only predict his style and cadence are going to get stronger throughout his career- for what I think is a first time collaboration between these two, it’s very promising.
With “Chasing Fame” they seem to have found the key to unlocking mental chains of depression and stress, on the way to finding success!