T H R O N E are an American hip hop duo consisting of Hayatheus (hi-ah-theus) and YVHIKV (yuh-hey-guh) who list among their influences Gorillaz and Earl Sweatshirt.
By Graeme Smith
Their new track Orochimaru couples straightforward production with stream of conscience rapping. It’s a shrewd design, giving plenty of space for their clever wordplay to take centre stage.
T H R O N E’s combination of male and female rapping felt a little reminiscent of The Fugees for me, and aside from that superficial connection, they seem to have a similar flare for classic influences and socially-conscious lyrics.
Have a listen below and see what you think.