Houston native up and coming rapper, Roy O released his newest full length mixtape Hue. You should download it HERE. The seven track project includes his single “The Friday Song” and shows a different side of the Houston rapper we didn’t see on his previous two releases, RoyOlty and the most recent Bridge Over Troubled Waters.
Hue finds production credits from Trakksounds who has blessed work for artists such as 2 Chainz, Bun B, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, as well other Houston natives, Propain and Scarface.
And as a sure sign of two of Roy O’s consistent themes of progress and collaboration, he even lands Houston rap legend, Scarface to cosign his hustle on “Stay Tru.”
Some girls ain’t that fine, they just light skinned
Can we please pay attention to the family system
Lost a lot of fathers to the damn police system
Can we please pay attention – stand your ground law
Folk done got scared and made a black man law
Due process don’t fit these stand-your-ground laws
See a law minus law that’s a lawless law
Some may try to make the easy comparison to Kendrick Lamar due to Roy’s vocals, which in these times can be both a gift and a curse, but it would be a mistake. Roy’s story and hustle is uniquely his and he owns it as such. Although I can’t say I wouldn’t love to hear what that collab would sound like. Just because Babyface and Jon B sound alike didn’t keep them from making a banger together.
But this is my beautiful view / My beautiful joy
And my beautiful pain / my beautiful love / and my beautiful shame
Hue is looking inside of the mirror and not recognizing the hue you became
Hue is you wanting all the glitz and the glamour and all the women that come with the fame
Roy O is a part of the emerging voices of Houston, and surprise, not everyone from the lean capital is sitting on 44’s wrapped in 4 vogues.