Fresh off the release of “Alcantara” with Pusha T, Belly unleashes a brand new 11-song mixtape in the form of Mumble Rap.
With King Push as his lone guest, the XO star handles the rest of the effort as a solo mission. He even self-executive-produced the project, with help from Boi-1da and DannyBoyStiles.
“I just wanted to take the word back,” he told Beats 1. “A lot of the homies, those are guys I listen to, that I respect. Some of them are my friends. A lot of the younger generation in this shit are shaping lingo, dress code, they’re shaping so much and I don’t think they really get the credit. I wanted to snatch the word back. I want when people say mumble rap now, they’re going to think of this, one of the greatest rap projects ever put out. That’s what I want people to think.”
Moreover, Belly wanted to deliver something that felt authentic. “I just felt like I needed to give people something that was me,” he added. “That’s purely me top to bottom. Talk about the things that I care about right now. Talk about the things that meant something to my life.”