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Presenting BBU’s bell hooks! (Free Download)

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BBU, the four-man Chicago-based group of rappers Jasson Perez, Epic, Illekt, and DJ Esquire, is excited to release their new single, “The Hood.” The track, featuring GLC and produced by Classick, is taken from BBU’s forthcoming bell hooks mixtape, presented by Mad Decent and mixed by DJ Benzi, which will be released February 14th via Mishka Records.

While “The Hood,” doesn’t embody the same Juke-inspired sound of previous singles, the track continues the group’s knack for blending the unexpected, bringing together the Windy City’s old and new guard. “GLC is the homie, and a legend in Chicago hip-hop,” says Epic. “We feel blessed to be on a track with him,” adds Jasson, noting that GLC’s unique brand of “ism” is a perfect fit for the song. “But really, it’s about community, about building a movement.”

“The song is about how people can be judged for speaking slang, and how it can make others look at them as being uneducated,” explains Illekt. “But slang is such a great thing, because it’s who we are and it represents our generation.” The song’s chorus tackles the topic head on, with lines like, “Why you talk like that? Because I’m from the hood/ And that’s all I heard, and all I understood,” while the first verse drives the point home from the opening bar: “They look down on me, cause the way I talk/ My vocabulary probably outline them in chalk.”

Download “The Hood” here.