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.