Seattle’s rap scene has been extremely underrated for the last 10 years. But that’s nothing new to them. The region always seemed to put out a very distinct sound, rough around the edges, heavy lyricism, and at times, very progressive production. Lately we’ve seen a wave of sound that can be more commercially marketed… and Bentley Browning has a ton of potential to take over. Last time we heard from Bentley he dropped off “Bags”, full of hot bars, an infectious chorus, and enough drugged out content to make me want to go light a blunt.
This week he returns with another hot record titled “Gorilla Fingaz”, and it was well worth the wait. Right off the bat, you notice how clean the production sounds. Produced by DVME, the beat is dark and led by entrancing keys providing a solid sound for Bentley to vibe on. He grabs rising Seattle artist Sneakguapo for the guest verse, and the two definitely make some magic together. Both can rap their asses off, and with Bentley’s apparent ability to lay down consistently hot hook’s.. with the right moves, this one can definitely blow.