In the long standing history of country rap tunes, Cory Mo might be one of its far more unheralded sons. The Houston to Atlanta transplant has been behind the boards for plenty of notable moments in Houston rap history, particular around Pimp C’s rugged resurgence post-jail. His latest single “Hold Up” props itself up as a southern fried chest thumper that swats down anybody that decides to deem his resume not qualified to do what he does. Big K.R.I.T. drives into a high powered flow about not paying for sex and Talib Kweli runs anchor leg here, still showing to be one of the more dexterous lyricists in rap.

Mo’s upcoming Take It Or Leave It album lands October 22nd.