Georgia native Sega Charlton’s “Broke Boi 2” feels like a mix between Mac Miller and The Lost Boyz. Before you give me side-eyes, stop and hear me out.
What I mean to say is this: the song is socially conscious while still lyrical as hell and also having a few “haha” moments interspersed within the track. The production is what buoys this one for me, as it sounds distinctly ’90s-like and takes me back to a simpler time. Truthfully, the entire package is solid, but the beat is what initially drew me into the song. Lyrically, Charlton drops gems while also reminiscing on his come-up and both the positive and negative outcomes of his growth as a man. He’s not a broke boi any longer, but he hasn’t forgotten the struggles that came with that mindset.
This one features on his Homegrown Vol. 1 project and, if you liked the vibes on this one, you should check out the album and support dope music in all its forms.