While SXSW wasn’t kind to every rapper that stepped on the 40 Acres, Dorrough Music did extend his brand well beyond the one single the world knows him for. Increasing his own exposure by showing up whether there was both fun to be had (hooping at Hoop X Hang for starters) and promoting his Highlights mixtape. Heavy featured, smooth from track to track, Highlights sees Dorrough morph into form behind booming bass and syncopated drums.
A guest list that comes from almost every major rap hot bed, the tape features Wale, Twista, Bun B, Yo Gotti, Ace Hood, Nipsey Hussle, E-40, YG, Maino, Juvenile, Kid Ink, Paul Wall, Shawty Lo, Lil Duval and Yung Nation. Improvement as a lyricist doesn’t mean Dorrough has abandoned his knack for catchy hooks and singles, none more evident than “Pretty Feet” with Twista & “She Wit It” featuring Maino. Time to see what Dorrough’s been up to aside from adding Music to his stage name.