Ice Spice’s “Munch (Feelin’ U)” is the summer New York rap song we’ve been waiting for
Ice Spice recorded their first song, a light drill track called “Bully Freestyle”, 18 months ago. She started rapping in earnest through a relationship established with producer RiotUSA when they both attended SUNY Purchase, just north of town. (The beatmaker is also the son of Hot 97’s DJ Enuff.) Her tracks are like little bursts of personality: As of this writing, she’s only released a handful of songs, and nearly all of them are shorter. two minutes. She has a deep but calm voice, a diversion from the growl flows so popular in the Bronx drill, and her lyrics are mostly a series of feel-good flexes. You can tell she didn’t grow up fighting or freestyling much, and sometimes it feels like she’s reading flashcards, but there’s a New Yorker cool to her delivery that makes up for what makes up for it. technically missing.
Before “Munch,” she was already on her way to becoming a staple of today’s New York drilling scene, alongside a wave of women who are leaving their mark. Her “On the Radar Freestyle” is one of the best in this series, and her fluffy Little Orphan Annie hairstyle is instantly recognizable. She’s also become a hot topic for rap fans who moan and stomp whenever a woman twerks or raps about her sexuality — you know, the same misogynistic shit that’s happened to everyone, from Lil’ Kim to Cardi B. Well, they have to give her a rest. Stop being fucking kibble.
Is Florida’s Hottest New Rapper Real Boston Richey Hanging Out With The Co-Signers?
If you’ll let Real Boston Richey tell it, becoming a poppin’ rapper is about as easy as ordering toilet paper from Amazon. One night around this time last year, he recorded a track for the first time and found it to be quite solid. So he just continued. Last October, he released his first video, for “Big YIC,” which sounds like an airy Kodak Black song. As early as his third video, for “Keep Dissing” in March, there were already rumors that he had been taken under Future’s wing, which turned out to be true.
Influenced by the naturalistic melodies of Kodak, the unforgiving of exercise and the upbeat Michigan sound, Real Boston Richey’s music is a snapshot of Florida rap right now. It’s fascinating how so many rappers on the scene have turned to Michigan-style beats, although that makes sense – Florida is the birthplace of fast music, and Michigan rappers know a thing or two. on fast tempos. Generally, however, Real Boston Richey’s music is the flattened version of this sound.
He raps about trapping, sleeping, and popping dick pills at gas stations, but his punchlines aren’t that colorful and his stream doesn’t have many wrinkles. Compared to his peers in today’s wealthy Florida rap scene, Richey’s delivery is undercooked. (Listen to “Not the Same” by Loe Shimmy or “Face Lift” by Papo Chiefin and Lil Marty and tell me they aren’t much more interesting!)
There are some solid tracks on his first mixtape, Social housing-the hard-hitting “Don’t Get Me Started” and the fiery “Dawggy” – but none of it is so distinctive. I’m not saying Real Boston Richey is just a product of cosigns, but hey, pictures with Kanye West and a tape laden with guest verse from Lil Durk and Kodak Black and Future don’t hurt. Popularity may have come easily to him, but his rapping would benefit from being a bit more biting.
What’s in Lil Baby’s Man Cave?
For a brief second in Untrapped: The Lil Baby Story, Amazon’s new documentary about the Atlanta rapper’s rise, there’s a glimpse of a flashing sign in his house that reads “Lil Baby’s man cave.” They don’t actually show the man cave, so naturally I had to imagine what was in there myself…