Dolla$ignDunn’s latest solo single, “Crybaby,” is that smooth-talkin’ real-rap that will remind any old-head that Hip-Hop isn’t dead. The New Jersey-based artist released the single on April 3. On a nearly three-minute track, Dunn gives us a roughly two-minute talent show, rounded out with the wails of a baby. Refer to the song title for relevance.
Those two minutes are entirely worth it. Even while the closeout baby coos behind the soulful jazz-inspired beat, Dunn casually delivers his bars. “I get my point across swiftly / One snap of the fingers could get cards pulled like Jenga,” Dunn starts. Dunn isn’t spending much time making sure you can keep up. He’s moving from one thing to the next before you’ve had time to let the words settle. Before you know it, Dunn has moved on, boasting, “Four walls staring back / We got problems, they ain’t hearing that / If it gotta come in threes and I’m the third then I ain’t scared of that.”
“Crybaby” is definitely a valid bump. Many of us are stuck at home, but if you can take a drive, this is a song you need on your cruise playlist. Dunn is not done yet; he released “Lighthouse,” featuring Chicago-native Sir Michael Rocks, on May 11. But just like a lunch line or Animal Crossing, no skipping. Give “Crybaby” a listen below, and then get started on the rest of Dolla$IgnDunn’s catalog.