Kevin Abstract has dropped plenty of hints on social media that ARIZONA Baby was coming sooner than later, especially after releasing "Big Wheels" yesterday, and today he's finally given fans what they've been waiting for. Although the EP is only three songs and lasts for nine minutes, it's an adventure for listers as the artist seems to create a genre all of his own.
"Joy Ride" is just that, as the song's movement in quick as Kevin Abstract speeds up the rhythm of his raps to match the up-tempo beat. Things slow down on Georgia as Abstract experiments with futuristic sounds. The BROCKHAMPTON artist hasn't released a solo project since his American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story back in 2016, however, in 2018 BROCKHAMPTON gained attention last year with their iridescence record placing them on the map.
The openly gay artist has made it clear that he doesn't want to be known as a "queer icon," but as an icon in general. "In order to make a change, I have to exist in a traditionally homophobic space such as hip-hop," he told NME. "If I were to just be this queer rapper, who only spoke to queer kids…I don’t think I could as effectively make a change for another young, black queer kid growing up in Texas.”
1. Big Wheels
2. Joy Ride