Here’s something obvious: good artists usually have good taste in music.

Virginia’s D.R.A.M. is one of our favorite new artists here, and he recommended we check out Mike Strong, a rapper from Virginia Beach with a new project called Bread & Butter. D.R.A.M. was right, it’s fire. Strong has a sharp tongue, a commanding delivery, a taste for eclectic production, and the ability to come up with a catchy hook without going pop.

D.R.A.M.’s favorites are “Voices” and “Costco,” but the whole project is worth spending some time with this weekend.

Shoutout to VA.