I received this track from BP (not sure if that simply stands for Brent Parker or Be Proactive) on Twitter and favorited it so I could come back to it later. After three days I noticed that he’d sent me the same track three separate times. I know the game is hard nowadays and you have to spam labels to get their attention, but I’m not a label. I’m just some dickhead giving my opinions on other people’s music so, like any average cat, I got slightly annoyed. Spam rappers typically get immediately dismissed. But at the same time, I kind of appreciated this kid’s persistence and figured the least I could do was let him know what I thought of his jam.
In his own words, BP is a “16 year old white rapper from SC.” Not that those things really matter to me when listening to music. That being said, after listening to his track a few times, I found it to be pretty average. And what I mean by that is it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great either. It just floated around somewhere in that middle range. The rhymes were basic but he has a decent flow and he doesn’t sound bad on a beat. Those two things might sound elementary to some of you, but after receiving some of the ass trash I’ve gotten, getting a track where the MC actually sounds like he can hear the beat is refreshing. Some people say “Well, he’s only 16.” Well, while 16 is fine as in you have room to improve your craft, 16 is no longer young when it comes to rappers in the industry. Remember that a lot of labels look for kids his age to already be as close as possible to establishing themselves as legitimate artists.
Anyway, overall, the track worked for him. I can’t think of anything I can tell him to improve on. I can’t tell him to be original because maybe this is all he knows. And, again, it wasn’t bad. It just definitely wasn’t my cup of tea. I didn’t walk away with any aspect of the song stuck in my head and I could never see myself listening to this again. But, at the same time, I wouldn’t be surprised if, in a year, I saw his name on a bill opening for Mac Miller. Take that how you will. Check out his track and you decide what to think of him.
“You’ll never see me coming like I’m fucking a blind girl.”
I received the same track from this guy and I didn’t think he was bad either. The beat and his flow were the main drivers for me. He can definitely find a Mac Miller or Thee Tom Hardy lane because he is 16 and white so it seems that is going to play on that to work on his way “in”. He will find tough footing differentiating himself from the slew of other rappers out there so he will need another angle to play on as I think hip hop can only tolerate so many Mac Millers.