We've got another CraveOnline exclusive for you today, courtesy of Roc Nation artist Hugo. His hotly anticipated debut album, Old Tyme Religion, was released on May 10th, featuring a fantastic interpretive cover of JAY-Z’s “99 Problems,” among a set of originals that make for a truly promising introduction to this New Yorker.
With the smash Jay-Z cover, this staple of the NYC underground music scene managed to make an alternative cover of a mainstream rap song and not make it sound gimmicky. Each of the songs on Old Tyme Religion has a different story to tell and a different mood to set. While the title track is a bluesy morality tale told from the POV of a murdered lover in a romantic triangle, "Bread & Butter," Hugo's "version of uncomplicated lust music," is both a sly send-up of machismo and an unabashed celebration of eros, wrapped in a party groove tailor-made for summertime all year long.
Now that you know the backstory, check out CraveOnline's exclusive premiere of Hugo's video for "Bread & Butter":
This Roc Nation gangster-rocker's latest release is available now! Download your copy on iTunes or order a physical CD from Hugo's official music store. If you're the musically cautious type, listen before you buy at Hugo's MySpace page.