Wanted to deviate from the indie rock usual on this cold and cloudy Saturday in Erie, PA, so today’s new find is “Mississippi River,” the closing track from Memphis, TN rapper Ace Picasso’s new album Yung Pablo. Ace handles a hard-charging trap beat with ease, running through a number of different flows without breaking out of his relaxed southern drawl. The lyrics cover your standard trap bases, but feature the memorable metaphor of chain-as-Mississippi River, a creative stroke that manages to tie a jewelry-related brag into the music’s sense of place. This one had me bobbing my head like the dorky white boi that I am while eating a meatloaf and mashed potato sandwich on white bread. Probably not your cup of tea if you’ve pitched your tent in the “I’m Miserable Because I Think Rap Died In The 90s” camp, but I enjoyed it.
Listen to more Ace Picasso: https://acepicasso.bandcamp.com/