Considering how polished his DJ Black Diamond-produced Fxck The Hype mixtape—a 9-track project featuring appearances from Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$ and CJ Fly—was, it’s no surprise that Uno Hype takes his time releasing new music; a true quality-over-quantity connoisseur.

    Contrary to what the title and artwork implies, his new track “R.E.M.” isn’t an ode to the well-loved “Losing My Religion” rockers, but is a pretty damn good offering nevertheless. Over el-R’s jazzy bells and festering bassline, the 19-year-old Baltimore MC asserts his status as one of rap’s finest freshman: “Can’t trust new cats, I proved that/ I’ma take the world by storm from the fire in my palms.”

    This track will feature on Uno Hype’s currently untitled forthcoming project.