HIP HOP FIND: Honors English’s “Insanity Plea Pts 1 & 2”

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Today’s Hip Hop Find is Honors English’s “Insanity Plea Pts 1 & 2”.

Honors English has been building a name for himself recently off the back of his well-received State of the Art mixtape, but debut single Insanity Plea could be his breakout hit. Intelligent and politically aware without being preachy, the track makes a show of the New Jersey up-and-comer’s willingness to eschew hip-hop’s staple (“all I need is yes men and a little sell-your-soul swag”) in order to forge his own path to success. Honors emphasises a preference for rhymes over beats, but long-time collaborator Needlz’s production is on point, sampling a haunting vocal from electro upstart Flume’s ‘Insane’ to provide an atmospheric backdrop for HE and guest Joe Budden to drop some positivity on the future of hip-hop.

Honors English – Insanity Plea Pts. 1 & 2

Flume – Insane