You might not have heard of Los Angeles based Blackbear, but you've no doubt heard his handiwork. The young songwriter co-wrote Justin Bieber's ubiquitous hit "Boyfriend," and now he recently delivered his new mixtape Cybersex, which brought in many of the hip-hop game's key players. One such name is the immortal Yung Renzel, better known as Rick Ross, who comes to spit a verse on the album standout "glo_up." Ross establishes his outlandish boss status from the jump, muttering introductory pre-game banter like "real n***s deserve to live twice, classic fork and fried rice." You might not know what he's talking about, but damned if it doesn't sound badass.
Ultimately, a little more Ross would have been appreciated, but he puts forth a memorable verse nonetheless. As for Blackbear, "glo_up" finds him at his most effortless, and his melodies rival those of his competitors. It's only a matter of time before the LA singer really takes things to the next level.
Photograph of my whips, autograph of your bitch
Cuban links for my gang, tech nines for my clique
Full auto boy right here, livin' like I went pro
Quarter mill' on my trips, bitches names in my notes