Blessed with a confident, compelling flow (reminding one of us of Camp Lo), NY artist Shakes Lo is a promising young rapper. It also doesn’t hurt that Shakes has an eyecatching hair style. His “Untold Story,” with its desolate, eerie beat, is about neighborhood life, day-to-day scrapes, challenges, dreams and nightmares. Similar (but more dark and mournful) is “No Sympathy” where the rapper shows a tricky ability to alter his cadence and keep his flow fresh and interesting. “Boss Talk” has a strong feature by Macc Noir and allows Shakes to alternate verses with “a soldier of the block.” Above all, we gotta commend this young artist for not copying Migos and Future like too many others are doing.