LA rapper, Hook, today releases, Crashed My Car, in collaboration with producer Nedarb. Boasting a fierce bravado, Hook’s razor-sharp bars are paired with a diverse beat selection, resulting in an indefinable blend of melodic trap, uptempo hyphy, and woozy g-funk.
Listen on Soundcloud and watch on YouTube now, available on all digital streaming providers tomorrow.
Inspired by the traumatic experience of a car crash, the album also includes features from Zack Fox, Almighty Suspect, and Leardo. Hook and Nedarb will celebrate the album release with a show in Los Angeles this Saturday, January 25th, all details here.
Hook grew up around hip-hop, with a step-father who would encourage her to study his favorite rappers and a biological father who was a rapper himself. She started making music as she performed in various R&B girl groups, later beginning to rap. Known for her uncanny ability to write choruses, she eventually nicknamed herself Hook.
Since the 2017 release of her first mixtape, featuring heavy-hitter “90,” Hook has been on the rise. Last year, she released her debut EP, Bully, a taunting, schoolyard-themed project which was her first collaboration with Nedarb and also features rappers AzChike, Big Baby Scumbag, Bootychaaain, and Lil House Phone.
Over West Coast-infused production, Hook’s “whisper-scream” flow and blindsiding bars earned her critical acclaim, said Pitchfork, “The 20-year-old’s delivery is aggressive, so much so you can nearly hear the spit leaving her mouth at the end of every bar.”
Hook followed Bully with her second EP, I Love You, Hook, displaying her softer side while still maintaining her bravado and leading her to be tapped as “Cali’s hottest new MC” for The Fader’s Gen F series.
With her unorthodox flows and scathing lyricism, this newest release shows Hook’s signature sound is unmistakable.
Crashed My Car is out now, stream it on Soundcloud here.