"3 tapes, 6 months / Who I gotta wait for?"
As he reminds us on the opening track, Boss Up 3, is the third installment in a series which began in February. This time around, Iamsu! has supplied the production on each of the songs himself, and "My First Rack" finds him off to a blazing start as both a vocalist and beatmaker. From the jump, he makes it clear that his music speaks for itself. No interviews. No interludes. Just "straight runs." The 6-song project comes off as just that, with no time or energy being wasted and only space for a few well-selected guests.
It's a reminder that HBK's formula is as effective as ever, and serves as a great compliment not only to Su's previous installments but to P-Lo's More Than Anything album, which stands as one of the year's most underrated releases.
'Cause I'm the one who get the job done
No interludes on my tapes
Give 'em straight runs
Please tell me
Where were you when I was dead broke?
They tried to kill my confidence
I kept my head low
I got my city on my back like a Jansport
You niggas couldn't catch my drift
Ain't got the hands for it