I’m absolutely in love with the Hip-Hop renaissance taking place in the D.C. area. Here’s the latest: enter Brain Rapp, who’s utilizing his trials and tribulations to create great, multi-layered music. Led by the single “Protect Your Neck” comes a new 7-track offering titled Roller Coaster, which sees production from Steven Padilla.
The short play release is the culmination of a man who’s dealt with everything from a close one having cancer to the gain and loss of friends and loved ones — essentially, something that all of us can relate to to some degree. Rapp’s flow is intrinsic throughout; at times, he even reminds me of a young Pimp C from a lyrical standpoint (the subject matter and cadence is something else entirely, all his own).
Stream Roller Coaster below, which is available through all streaming platforms.