Atlanta’s plugg scene is one of music’s most promising sources of upcoming talent and forward-thinking ingenuity — and this month one of its brightest stars returns with a new banger.
Sampling The Whatnaut’s iconic “I’ll Erase Away Your Pain” (as made famous by Kanye West’s “Late”), Tony Shhnow returns to listeners this month with “Ease My Pain” — his first solo single since the Pitchfork-approved Reflexions LP.
Synthesizing his seasoned Southern style with producer-powerhouse Geeohhs’ injecting a touch of NYC energy to the track, “Ease My Pain” sees plugg meeting drill on a genre-warping banger primed for your weekly rotation. Geeohh’s top-notch production inexplicably breathes life into a sample with an inescapable connection to Late Registration — and together the two burgeoning artists flex their natural affinity for iconoclasm on one of the summer’s most refreshing hip-hop anthems.
Though gone are Tony Shhnow’s SOS days rapping alongside 645AR, the Atlanta-via-LA rapper continues to hone his craft and rise through hip-hop’s ranks with every release. Though it may be a minute until fans are treated to another Tony Shhnow record, tracks like “Ease My Pain” continue to keep 2022 in Tony’s hands for the time being.
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