C.A.R.

Chicago rapper Serengeti has a refreshingly deadpan outlook: "Cold" calls out scrubs in their thirties, "still wearing jerseys." On his latest disc, producers Jel and Odd Nosdam drop furious record scratches and stand-up-bass samples into their thorny, old-school beats, and Serengeti's drawling, pregnant-pause- filled flow is one to remember.

Listen to 'C.A.R.':

From The Archives Issue 1165: September 13, 2012