Representing the Southern portion of the Green Ova collective, Austin’s Western Tink and Arkansas’ Pepperboy bring the world Bubble Boyz, a collaborative project featuring crew regular Shady Blaze and a cadre of up-and-coming producers. While brief at 31 minutes long, Bubble Boyz represents the best that Green Ova has to offer in its vivid street and eviscerating, lofty production. Greev ova all day.
As you’ll probably hear quite a few times in the coming weeks, Little Rock MC Pepperboy is not your average rapper. He’s in his mid-30’s, defiantly positive and far more interesting in shouting out the hospital that saved his life after a shooting incident than exhorting the gangstas life. There’s an excellent feature in the Arkansas Times that tells his story far more thoroughly than i ever could. “Love My Life” is the first preview from his joint album with our favorite spacemen Blue Sky Black Death, dropping December 12, and sounds like a little like Squadda B of Main Attrakionz with a Texas drawl. The relentless positivity is clearly reminiscent of Lil B, but in a far more grounded sense, as if Pepperboy is happy to enjoy every second of his life on this planet. The above artwork is courtesy of the always wonderful Meaghan Garvey. Stream and download below.