Jimi Tents is one of the exciting new faces of the New York rap scene. New York rap has struggled lately to find a true identity, often taking bits and pieces from rap around the U.S. Nonetheless, boom bap is still a style of rap entangled with NYC-- but Jimi wants to make sure he's not pigeon-holed as such early on in his career. Thus, he's saying 'fuck you' to the genre (and flexing his skills at the same time).
He sent us over this "Death to Boom-Bap" freestyle to premiere today, and assures us this is the "only" time we'll hear him over boom bap production-- and if you wanna hear him over something completely different check out "Elmer Fudd."
What do you think of his statement against boom bap? Are you with it or against it?
Jimi was my favorite til he went ballistic,
Poked me up and tapped the blood and taste it
Goodness gracious, then he grabbed the knife to wipe across his apron
Looking for another rapper victim to approach with patience
Patiently I'm plottin', pickin', pray they eat with sonics
Niggas watch me get the whip like I refuse to pick the cotton