Image via Kevin Abstract

Image via Kevin Abstract

5 On It is a feature that looks at five of the best under-the-radar rap findings from the past week, highlighting new or recently discovered artists, or interesting obscurities.


For this week’s edition of 5 On It, we’re handing the reigns over once again. This time, up-and-coming P&P favorite Kevin Abstract makes his second editorial appearance on the site, taking over my duties for the weekend and giving you his five favorite recent rap findings. If you haven’t already, check out his excellent album MTV 1987, but first 5 On It

 25 RAPPERS YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW BEFORE THEY BLOW UP: KEVIN ABSTRACT


Image via Kevin Abstract

Image via Kevin Abstract

Jon Tanners is the greatest Dad in the world. He let me sleep on his floor, he let me visit him at work!! He bought me food. Great guy. He also let me do this weeks 5 On It. I’m going to share songs my friends made or just some random stuff I came across while web / Soundcloud surfin’. Enjoy my cookie friends.”


Image via RobOlu

Image via RobOlu

RobOlu – “Pull Up”

“My friend Puppy sent me RobOlu’s music earlier today on Facebook. I asked him to send me something people were sleeping on & this is what I got from him. Thanks buddy. :) The song is sick. Beat is wild & I like his voice a lot. It reminds me of a mix between Robb Banks & Tyler, The Creator. I would imagine this is wild at a show.”


Image via Jimmyspacev

Image via Jimmyspacev

Jimmyspacev – “Dirty Shit”

“A few days ago my good pal Drip asked me to Skype with him & some of his friends. When I got on I saw this chocolate man who kinda looked like my bff HK. During the call he linked me to his SC. I liked his stuff a lot & like legit the next day he released this song. His flow is awesome & he sounds gr8 over the beat. Drip snapped. Idk what he’s working on or what he has coming next, but I’m excited.”


Image via Nat Plastic

Image via Nat Plastic

Nat Plastic – “Hiroshima”

“Yo Nat is fucking awesome & I think he’ll be huge. Listen.”


Image via Jack Larsen

Image via Jack Larsen

Jack Larsen & Young Lungs – “ur gone”

“Jack Larsen isn’t really a ‘rapper’. He blends genres together like a lot of bedroom artists do in 2014. I got to work with him + meet him this summer. He makes some of my favorite music. Perfect winter time 808s & Heartbreak sounding stuff. My bff Young Lungs is featured on this. He snaps. S/o the kids.”


Mic Kurb

Image via Mic Kurb

MiC Kurb – “Trapped in The City”

“I can say so many things about this nigga. He looks like Common. ‘Trapped in The City’ was one of my favorite songs to come out this yr. People sleeping on it. Listen to what Matt Davis and Russ did omg. So beautiful. I love the second verse. VERY MUCH SO!!!!!!! MiC Kurb is really good at switching between rapping and singing. He does both very well. I love you Kurby man. dodimob.”