Nate Dogg remains the undisputed King Of Hooks, and thankfully we have rappers like Bino Rideaux coming through to honor the late legend’s legacy.
On the video for his recent single “BET,” which stems from his upcoming mixtape, Bino sets things off with a scene-setting introduction during which Nate’s “Music & Me” can be heard. It’s a testament to his appreciation for the west coast, and the role he plays in shaping the new generation.
On “BET,” the melodic rapper takes to an upbeat yet atmospheric beat, bringing no shortage of swagger into the mix. “It look like oohwee, new Jay-Z and Roc,” he spits. “New face on the watch, new plays in the drop / new bitch that’s gone pull up park that thing on the block / fuck a body shot we gon’ aim it at your noggin.”
While his style isn’t what you might associate with the west, it’s clear that he’s bringing something new to the table, blending a variety of influences (he cites Nas and Young Thug by name) and making them his own.
Check out “BET for yourself now, and sound off – are you on board with Bino?