03 Greedo Shares “Bacc Like I Never Left,” His First New Single Since His Release From Prison
The Prolific L.A. Legend Debuted the Single at Billboard’s The Stage @ SXSW Last Night
The New Single Is a Triumphant Statement for the Rapper, and a Preview of Much More Brand New Music to Come
“The latest hope of Los Angeles hip-hop” – Rolling Stone
“The Watts rapper is an essential piece of West Coast rap” – Pitchfork
“Los Angeles street-rap weirdo 03 Greedo is one of the most exciting and inventive voices around right now, and he already released one of the best rap albums of the year” – Stereogum
“Literally no one else on Leonardo DiCaprio’s green Earth talks flavorful cash sh*t as wonderfully as 03 Greedo.” – Complex
“This mixtape is a step away from his usual sunny LA sound, but 03 Greedo knew what he was doing when he enlisted the help of Kenny Beats. This link up has resulted in an entertaining, yet simple record, the concept expertly executed. ‘Netflix and Deal’ is a cinema experience – minus the over-expensive snacks.” – NME
Finally free and able to flex his boundless creativity, 03 Greedo is ready to show the world he’s still one of the most talented artists in the game. Starting a new phase of his storied career, Greedy shares “Bacc Like I Never Left,” a new single and a resounding statement from the Watts, CA native. Recorded in Greedy’s halfway house in Texas, “Bacc Like I Never Left” finds the rapper twirling taffy-like melodies over room-enveloping production by Bighead. Switching flows as he creeps through the beat’s copious negative space, the L.A. legend makes clear that he’s been working hard behind the scenes: “Before I even got released I put some water on my neck,” he sings.
The Alamo Records signee debuted the new song during his performance at Billboard’s The Stage @ SXSW. His first full performance onstage since 2018, the 35 minute set was a cathartic and celebratory moment for Greedy, who performed hits from throughout his career, including his RIAA-certified hits “Substance” and “Trap House,” early highlights like “Sweet Lady,” and hard-hitting anthems like “Never Bend.” Appropriately, Greedy put a particular focus on his 2017 mixtape First Night Out, performing 4 songs from that tape including “Rude” and “Zoning.”
The release of “Bacc Like I Never Left” and the SXSW performance continue an incredible year for the West Coast icon. Earlier this year, just before his release from jail, Greedo shared Free 03, an acclaimed mixtape. Created in collaboration with renowned L.A. producer Mike Free, the tape features a combination of vault tracks and songs with vocals recorded over the prison phone. Home to 2022 singles “Drop Down” ft. KenTheMan and “Pourin” ft. BlueBucksClan, named one of the Best Rap Songs of 2022 by Passion of the Weiss, Free 03 is a potent refinement of Greedo’s inimitable sound. The tape earned praise from Pitchfork, who wrote “Free 03 blends this celebratory post-prison rush with the emotional fallout from his sentence: a collection of songs that grooves and seethes, always remaining focused on greener pastures,” and earned positive mentions in Billboard, Vulture, HipHopDX, UPROXX, and more.
With much more music on the way, 03 Greedo is making up for lost time. Forget a Purple Summer…it’s gonna be Purple all year long.
Stream “Bacc Like I Never Left”: https://03greedo.lnk.to/blinl
03 Greedo performs at Billboard’s The Stage @ SXSW
(Credit: Christopher Polk for Billboard)
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L.A. rapper 03 Greedo came into his own on a series of mixtapes that began with 2016’s Purple Summer. His multi-faceted rhymes were heavy on references to drugs, struggle, and fame, and he churned out quality material at a prolific rate. He broke through to an even larger audience after signing a record deal, but not even a month after the release of his 2018 debut studio album God Level, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking. He began serving his time in the summer of that year but issued a statement saying he intended to keep making and releasing new music while incarcerated. In 2019, Greedo released Still Summer in the Projects, the Kenny Beats produced project Netflix & Deal, with features from Freddie Gibbs, Vince Staples, Buddy and more, and in 2020, he dropped Load It Up, Vol. 01, produced by RonRonThe Producer. Greedo released his latest mixtape, Free 03, in January 2023.
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“Bacc Like I Never Left”: https://03greedo.lnk.to/blinl
Free 03: https://03Greedo.lnk.to/Free03
“Drop Down” ft. KenTheMan: https://03Greedo.lnk.to/DropDown
“Pourin” ft. BlueBucksClan: http://lnk.to/03greedo-pourin
03 Inna Key EP: http://smarturl.it/03InnaKey
“Substance (We Woke Up)” ft. Wiz Khalifa: http://smarturl.it/SubstanceRemix
“Bands In Da Basement” ft. Chief Keef: http://smarturl.it/BandsInDaBasement / https://youtu.be/y0cLzfv95oo
Load It Up Vol. 01 (w/ Ron-Rontheproducer): https://smarturl.it/LoadItUpVolume1
“Drip Keep Going” ft. Key Glock: https://smarturl.it/DripKeepGoing
“Baccstage” ft. Shordie Shordie & Wallie The Sensei: http://smarturl.it/Baccstage
“Home Vlone”: https://smarturl.it/HomeVLone
Netflix & Deal: https://smarturl.it/netflixanddeal
Still Summer In The Projects: http://smarturl.it/SSITP
Project Genius: The Story of 03 Greedo: https://youtu.be/rBRUXenAVKc?t=0
03 Greedo x Mustard – “Trap House” ft. Shoreline Mafia: https://youtu.be/JlE3BpBMIz4 // http://smarturl.it/TH03Greedo