It’s been difficult keeping up Dipset’s output this month as Cam’ron’s #UNLostFiles series has released a track every weekday. We’ll have the full mixtape/series when This one was too hard to pass to up though. For many, araabMUZIK (is it just me or does he change the way his name is stylized every other week?) is the MPC wizard known for smashing Skrillex and Flux Pavilion tracks to pieces and resurrecting them in festival tents. Others know him as a panty dropping trance-hop wizard. Contrary to popular belief, the diminutive Harlem resident is actually a hip hop producer and has run with Dipset for years. More recently, araab has associated himself with the A$AP Mob, contributing to the upcoming album. I have one question for you though: have you heard “Salute”? It’s the track that arguably brought araab into the hip hop consciousness. It also explains why his signature screams and effects are a little bit stale. “What Lies Beneath” isn’t nearly as menacing, or hardbody as “Salute”. It would also be difficult for Vado to match the lyrical prowess of Jim, Cam and Juelz. Even a 2010 Jim. Despite this, the Slime Flu mixtapes certified Vado as a more than capable Dipset capo. Compared to araab’s more recent output, “What Lies Beneath” is understated as hell. It probably won’t please his newer fans either and certainly not the dilated music festival crowds he’s garnered over the past six months. IT DOES prove that he can still make gully shit behind the boards though. Usually, that’s enough for me. Download “What Lies Beneath” here and stream below.