Boston (or should I say Bo$$town) rapper G Smoove recently hit my line with two tracks from his most-recent project, “Highpoint Villains” and “Gone Fishing.” Both of these are on the Welcome to Bo$$town project and have a blunt approach to them.
“Villains” features a beat that sounds a bit like something Blu would hop on. It probably also helps that Smoove’s flow reminds me of Blu on it as well. It’s one of those “I’m in the streets–as needed–because I still need to grind, as needed” sort of tracks, one that’s gritty but still melodic. It also has a reflective tone to it, as his story could’ve gone one of many ways. Thankfully, his story went to a point that sees him still striving and surviving.
On “Gone Fishing,” Smoove opts to slow the flow down over a seemingly-sampled beat to discuss some of the stressors he’s been dealing with in an effort to also live his best life. “Fishing” is the outro, so it helps tie the rest of the project together in a not-so-neat bow. Said bow isn’t neat because it’s an album of music that deals with the darkness and the light within the darkness. The outro track also makes it known that Smoove isn’t going to stop grinding, even if it seems like things are against him at points.
The rest of the project is one of those albums that grabs you because of its bluntness–and its production values. Check out Welcome to Bo$$town below and do the thing. Support dope music in all its forms.