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New Smyrna Beach, Florida is known as a surfer community, only about 23,000 people calling it home. Before its hip hop scene started to break out, New Smyrna's claim to fame was a surfer-perfected strain of weed called Triangle Kush that was so strong it has been featured in publications like High Times Magazine. Well, there's a new show in town now, and he goes by Bukkweat Bill, and if you have any of that Triangle Kush, let him know. He says it's so rare, he hasn't had any since high school.
Bukk's been on his grind, dropping new songs and insane videos at a ridiculous rate since his 8886 EP dropped a little over a year ago. If you don't have it, fix that right now.
Now that your iTunes library's been baptised by Bukkweat, we can continue. As you'll find out very quickly, Bukk's not your typical trap artist. Whereas most trap guys get swallowed up by the heavy beats, relying on autotune and catchy hooks to save their weak lyrical content, Bill brings serious bars and punchlines without it sounding too forced and maintaining the overall trap feel. That's why he stands out so much, truthfully, building his fanbase by putting out consistently strong material that is a must-listen every time, never cheapening his work with filler and throwaway lines.
One thing you won't get out of his music, at least up until now, is too much of his personal story. While painting an audio picture of his surroundings and the activities he partakes in, you get very little of his personal life in his lyrics. When most artists are pouring out their life stories into their verses, Bukk's managed to keep our attention while telling us nothing, a true hip hop man of mystery. Duke London recently had the chance to chat with Bill about this, among other things, and he told us, "I'm not a big topic rapper, I don't really tell stories. I don't really want to make a whole song about my life, I'll give you a little bit in each song and let you connect the dots later on. You know, things about my probation and my baby momma, that's personal. Some niggas will make a whole song about that, but I'll just throw a line or two out there. This next mixtape though, I got real personal. A lot of shit happened to me, so... I'm not on probation anymore for the record though!"