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DillanPonders – Grunge (Prod. GoldSoulBeats) [Audio]

Toronto, ON DillanPonders just hit us with his latest single release titled “Grunge.” If you’re even slightly familiar with DP, you’ll know that he is the closest thing to grunge hip-hop you’ll find – both in character and musicality. He’s deliberately untidy and uncoordinated. And his outlook is pretty bleak – I mean, the dude lives in a winter wonderland 24/7. And by winter wonderland, I mean white powder. And by white powder, I mean cocaine. DillanPonders is the grunge lord.

This track kicks off with some sludgy chords on a GoldSoulBeats beat. And then DP comes in on the grunge raps: “Hair like Britney/ Nose full of Christina.” For the record, neither Britney Spears nor Christina Aguilera were particularly grunge. But Dillan’s rocking a new blonde dreadlocked do that’s kind of reminiscent of Britney…..bitch. And his nose is blown up with coke (aka: Christina Aguilera).

DillanPonders - Grunge (Prod. GoldSoulBeats) [Audio] - HipHopCanada.com

Grunge rockers have a reputation for lazy delivery. I wouldn’t go as far as to say Dillan has a “lazy” delivery, or anything. But the dude is pretty apathetic; he doesn’t give two flying f**ks if you like his music or not. So he never tries to impress on the delivery. He sticks to coke powder anecdotes about the drug-fuelled lifestyle that too often finds him wandering around in the middle of Chinatown or receiving some sort of otherworldly blow job.

DP doesn’t entirely stick to his M.O. on this track, though. He switches things up on the chorus by using autotune. He hit me up after I posted this to clarify that he has always used autotune. But he went about it on a different way for this track. I’m not sure how I feel about it all – but it’s a different take on the DP that I’m used to.


Twitter: @DillanPonders | @GoldSoulBeats

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