If you’re a fan of the long lineage NY hip-hop, then we have the perfect upcoming act for you in this burgeoning new collective _ from the area. They released their sophomore studio record ‘Smudge’ earlier this month, and late last week the group even dropped the video to their hot new single “Hunk Money” that’s absolutely been the standout. Over a nostalgic sample and punchy percussion, thebaremax members ohyeahCALEB and Bert Knox go bar-for-bar with verses that are just as clever as they are full of charm. The track is perfect for those who love witty lyrics and meaningful hip-hop bangers with unique east-coast bounce. The video for “Hunk Money” reflects their charm as well, with the collective’s humor shining through while mobbing in the forest wearing yellow painter’s suits like they just wrapped up a cook session in a fumigated house. thebaremax‘s songwriting is careful and precise, but their delivery sounds so effortless and chill that “Hunk Money” is sure to stay in my weekly rotation for the foreseeable future.