In the 1989 drama Field of Dreams, a farmer played by Kevin Costner builds a baseball diamond in a cornfield, which somehow ends up attracting the specters of numerous late, great players. I haven’t seen it since grade school, so my memory’s a little foggy. Thankfully, it doesn’t matter, because Bryant Dope‘s latest feature has nothing to do with baseball or ghosts. Instead, this EP outtake tells the story of a Queens rhymesayer striving to take his mic game to the next level. In intricate, introspective bars, the 21-year-old artist chronicles his efforts to “balance school, music and a day job,” and expresses a refreshingly humble, open-minded attitude toward his craft. Fat Jon comes with production to match the artist’s thoughtful lyrics, pairing jazzy keys with a headnodic rhythm section. Though this record didn’t make it onto the project, those craving more fresh tunes can find what they seek on Bryant’s Raw Dope EP, out now online.
Written by richard on Apr 09, 2014
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