From the very beginning, Atlanta rapper Kap G has worn his Mexican-American heritage on his sleeve. The man whose last major release was called SupaJefe has continually peppered his bars with Spanish slang and tributes to unsung heroes of his culture such as wrestler Eddie Guerrero. And while SupaJefe found the rapper experimenting with a diverse range of sonics (dembow-influenced Pharrell production, a Chris Brown collaboration), no kap is the rapper leaning into the contemporary sound of his city. The production is 808-heavy on the whole, placing Kap G’s voice and songwriting ability front and center. He supplies nearly all of the choruses, but even the project’s biggest-name guest, R&B virtuoso Ty Dolla $ign (“Raise the Roof”), delivers a chorus uncharacteristically devoid of melody to make room for Kap’s bilingual flexing.
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