Contrary to what MTV2 may say, there is still a hip-hop underworld that eschews the whole hyphy craze, and A-Plus is evidence of this. Representing the Hieroglyphics squadron (alongside heavyweights Del, Casual, and Opio), A-Plus crafts pure hip-hop that places more importance on wit and rhyme than on referencing his bank account. On “Patna Please,” Plus dishes out a bass-driven, marijuana-friendly anthem for the East Bay elite. If the chorus is the boss here, A-Plus is by all means in charge.

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