Yay or Nay? A$hton Matthews Feat Vince Staples- CHAPO


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If you read the music related write ups on Phat Friend, you know I’m a big fan of Vince Staples. The L.A. rapper has put out real quality music over the last few years and shows no signs of letting up anytime soon. So this song is an interesting case. A$hton Matthews is a name I’m not incredibly familiar with. A little research shows he’s actually been around for a while. He’s collabo’d with some pretty popular names (Action bronson, flatbush zombies) and has been making videos as far back as 2012. Listening to him on “CHAPO”, he’s not exactly breaking the mold but there is something cool about it. He feels like a real throwback to a different era of gangster rap that I came up on. While not as cartoonish as the NWA and Geto Boys , there’s a tinge of that energy in Matthews verses on CHAPO. But the question remains, is the song good cause of him or is it cause he got Vince Staples on it? Is it even good at all? I honestly don’t know. That’s why I’m asking you. Personally, I think he does a good job on it but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t waiting for Staples verse the whole time. Though, that’s less his fault than it is me just being a big Staples fan.
So, check it…

What do you think? You can vote for more than one thing, btw.

2 thoughts on “Yay or Nay? A$hton Matthews Feat Vince Staples- CHAPO

  1. A$ton Matthews is ok, but he thrives off his collaborators. His latest project is decent for that reason only. He’s got another song with Vince, Plottin, that i think is even better than this.

  2. There’s absolutely nothing exceptional about this song. I want something I can bite into, this is like a Soviet Union bureaucratic: he shows no commitment to an ideal, he’s just there to do his job and give the people what they don’t want.

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