You like good hooks? Catchy hooks? How about beats that bang? That’s what Hefna Gwap’s debut release is all about. Illustrious Goons is the first release by the 20-something Caviar Group rapper from Palo Alto, Calif. The 12-track project has familiar themes of weed, fucking, and drinking, but Gwap is playful about it.
The productions by Lord Plawz are sample-drawling, 808s-blasting, delicate synth-trickling gems. The producer previously went by 86’d and dropped a fantastic boom-bap EP. He said this about the release, “He’s from East Palo Alto. I’m from Virginia. This is our album. It’s called Illustrious Goons.” And, it’s damn good. You’ll want to stream this one. Cop it here.