You know Peter Jackson, the bearded New Zealander who adapted Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy into three of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history? Well, this Booth newcomer is an entirely different person, but, like the director who shares his name, Peter Jackson the emcee has a lot of cash—so much, in fact, that his neighbors know him as the Paper Boy. On the latest single off his yet-untitled debut LP, the T-dot native describes his beginnings as a hungry go-getter working a paper route, the parties than padded his pockets during his college years, and how he ultimately grew into high-rolling rapper getting rich off sold-out shows. In between Jackson’s opening and closing verses, Detroit’s Royce Da 5’9 steps up to the mic to spit a colorful, metaphor-laced chronicle of his own paper chase. Sheldon Moore‘s relatively sparse, percussion-driven production leaves the emcees’ rhymes front and center, but, with the help of a clever bicycle-bell sound effect, brings enough personality to keep Paper Boy rolling through listeners’ heads, stirring up some buzz for the November release of It Was All a Dream.
Written by richard on 05/11/09
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"Head Up" (2010)
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- 2014, The Year I Learned to Say Fuck the Police
- Billion Dollars in an Elevator: The Definitive 2014 Hip-Hop Timeline
- DJBooth Announces Our New Top Prospects…
- All 93 People Named on J. Cole’s “Note To Self” Outro
- Indie Savage: Crooked I Gets Physical With “Sex, Money & Hip-Hop”
- The Hip-Hop Albums I Need to Hear in 2015
- Meet Fanesha Fabre, the Voice Behind the “La Musica De Harry Fraud” Drop
- 1 Listen Album Review: J. Cole’s “2014 Forest Hills Drive” (aka F*cking Up Hip-Hop)
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.