And if they hate me when they see my face/you’ll forgive me for the time I spent up on the grind/feel like every day
Spark Master Tape is all pastiche, an internet-era Houston disciple with an ear for schmaltzy samples, a penchant for misogyny and violence, and a willfully obscured personality. For the uninitiated, he’s an easily ignored product of a section of hip hop that should have never been given the due it’s been given. What differentiates SMT and his “Paper Platoon” from the Sprite slurping masses though is its try hard functionality and the fact that the rapping, well, actually deserves respect. SMT effortlessly switches between half and double-time flows over some of the most irregular beats and song structures in hip hop. Whoever is behind SMT’s music, it’s readily apparent that they care, something that can’t be said about the many Yung Leans creeping out of the internet woodwork. “Picture In My Coffin” is the first track off of SMT’s third project and is produced by Paper Platoon.