Mixtape: J Billz – Streetz Hottest Young’n (Prod. by Pi’erre Bourne)
The Boisterous South Carolina Native Connects With His SossHouse Boss for an Immersive and Speaker-Knocking Set of Southern Rap Tunes
“…he raps with a devilish smirk.” – The FADER
Gleefully talking smack with a sumptuous Southern drawl, SossHouse rapper J Billz dominates trap tracks with his supersized personality. Teaming up with fellow South Carolina native Pi’erre Bourne, J Billz shares Streetz Hottest Young’n, his new mixtape. Over the course of 13 tracks, J Billz captivates with his slippery and emphatic delivery, injecting charm and gravitas into every bar. Pi’erre complements Billz’s booming bars with boosted low-end and sinister synth, occasionally supplementing with haunting church organ to add a soulful trap flavor. Opening track “Trappin Like A Fool” sets the vibe, with airy keyboard chords and sonorous steel drums floating atop the trampoline 808s.
The Spartanburg, SC native’s Streetz Hottest Young’n tape is firmly located in the trap–with songs on the tape’s first half like “Onion” and pre-release single “Megan Thee Stallion” focusing on how his “25/8” work ethic allowed him to escape his broke circumstances and take command of the streets. On the second half of the tape, J Billz confronts the realities of life in his community, telling a vivid narrative in “Tony Jeff Story Part 1,” and reflecting on his obligations on the touching “Depend On Me”: “I’m bout to rack me up a milli, gotta take care of my family/Break the family curse, I’m the hero, they depend on me,” he spits.
The charismatic J Billz is one of the standout stars of Pi’erre Bourne’s SossHouse label. Last year, the SC stunner popped out in Seattle for “Fresh Off The Plane,” and earned praise from The FADER for his symphonic trap banger “Everywhere We Go.” Streetz Hottest Young’n follows up previous J Billz releases, THE MIDDLE CHILD and Home Detention.
The release of Streetz Hottest Young’n continues a busy spring for the imprint, featuring several consecutive albums, all produced in full by Pi’erre Bourne. SossHouse Spring started in early May with Frazier Trill‘s mixtape Still Trapp’n, continued with Chavo’s mixtape, Chavo’s World 3, featuring guest spots from Veeze and Pi’erre himself, and the aquatic effort from Sharc, titled Sharc Wave. Stay tuned next week, as SossHouse Spring continues with Detroit rhymer Kura‘s upcoming Born Seditionary.
Stream Streetz Hottest Young’n: http://ingrv.es/streetz-hottest-young-e24-i
Streetz Hottest Young’n tracklist:
- Trappin Like A Fool
- Pick Today
- War With Us
- Fuxk Dat
- Megan Thee Stallion
- Tony Jeff Story Part 1
- Depend On Me
- Back To Trappin
- Best Of Me
- Opp N****z
Streetz Hottest Young’n: http://ingrv.es/streetz-hottest-young-e24-i
“Megan Thee Stallion” (Prod. by Pi’erre Bourne): https://youtu.be/k4hF-8CXvF8
“Everywhere I Go” (Prod. by Pi’erre Bourne): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwqdHWfFgcA