Pro Era head honcho Joey Bada$$ delivers a thumping remix of Alabama upstart YBN Nahmir’s hit single, “Bounce Out With That.” While Nahmir has been generating some buzz for a while, a Joey Bada$$ remix will certainly help his career, especially considering how airtight Joey flows over the West Coast-inspired beat.
The husk in Joey’s voice adds a new depth to the single. In typical Bada$$ fashion, Joey stacks up a grip of syllables and spits about getting paid and pulling up on anyone who tries to fuck with his success. The flow is springy and terse, with Joey delivering yet another fantastic remix in light of his recent flips of Prince’s “When Doves Cry” and Jay Rock’s “King’s Dead.” Never underestimate the power a remix has to move music forward.
Producer-singer-songwriter-DJ-everything else rhêtorík bares his soul on ‘Behind Closed Doors.’ The EP is a sum of his whimsy and his triumphs, a showcase of his insecurities, but also a promise to himself and to his fans that there will be light in their lives. Across five songs and in 20 minutes, rhêtorík makes quick work of what hurts him and how he’s learned to heal himself.
“I took a year from 24 to 25, where I went completely stone-cold sober, really got into the vlogging, and just took a year of internal reflection,” he told DJBooth. His reflections led him to question himself and his motives, and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ is the immediate product of his weighty introspection. The indie-meets-EDM influences on the project undoubtedly move music forward, but it’s rhêtorík’s hopeful message that makes him a truly enduring artist.
The new album by 6lack, East Atlanta Love Letter, enters the Sum'n to Say discussion colosseum. We dig into the heart of his sophomore offering, praise the inventive drive-in movie listening party, and consider what the East Atlanta Love Letter can possibly do next.
Production by Michael Saba: www.youtube.com/user/akhorahilis
Intro music by Slimm Leary