GVMMY’s Picks: Mista Thug Isolation by Lil Ugly Mane


Considered as a cloud rap classic, “Mista Thug Isolation” sounds as if an artist from a strange, warped dimension made an album encapsulating that murky world, all buried under heavy trap beats. Lil Ugly Mane performs on tracks with his exaggerated, expressive rap delivery on top of overly-compressed beats that layer textures and pads with samples ranging from jazz to hip-hop, “flying” left and right (almost quite literally on the track “Serious S***”). It’s an acquired taste, nonetheless, but still, an intriguing project that can warrant a mosh pit.