Equal parts vent and reflective dissertation on life, Guapo P’s “Unfiltered Thoughts” is a standout track from his I Got An Idea LP, which recently dropped. The rookie-esque artist has a firm grip on the narrative he wants to put out there. Said narrative is that, while he keeps some things close to the vest, he’s got a lot to say and isn’t afraid of the repercussions of saying it.
Even a somewhat throwaway line like “I know we drinking, know we chilling/but don’t you think that we should fuck” lets us know something. That something is that he’s ready to, within reason and consensual boundaries, do what he wants and needs to in order to get his happiness and point across to the world. That sort of conviction is missing in some forms of hip-hop now because everyone’s so caught up in the glitz, glamour and digital roses.
I like the production on this one. It’s like a mix between old-school boombap hip-hop and trappy synths. In other words, it’s like a mix between 21 Savage and J. Cole (to keep things topical to SOTB). Check out the track below and support dope music in all its forms. This one is a hell of an opening shot from the Sacramento native.