Yup, we’re on that Beedie train. If you can’t appreciate a little saliva spit with a little blunty blunt, then this is not your rapper. But if you appreciate boom bap that doesn’t sound like it’s made for 35 year olds, come along for the ride. As Mac Miller continues to blow, Wiz is dropping a new album, and random no names from Pittsburgh are being signed, you have to wonder, when will Pittsburgh most underrated emcee break out? My guess is soon, now chill for a while, toke, and enjoy the Bucs in first place. Oh and a shoutout to the videographer Ben Fredette is due. He has the video game in Pittsburgh on lock right now, way to monopolize that situation, local hustle leads to national acclaim.
On a day where a couple rappers I like drop terrible tracks, my underground appreciation keeps me surefooted. Ok, first off, the new Lupe Fiasco and Mr Muthafuckin’ Exquire tracks are weak sauce, Google that crap, you’ll be sorrily dissapointed. On the flip side, Pittsburgh’s #1 rap prospect, Beedie, hits another one out of the park. Now if the Pirates could only do the same. We caught up with the kid recently, in case you missed that, click here.
I admire our ability to filter exceptional content for my readers, in essence, that’s why blogs have made it through the trend-heavy rise and fall of internet phenomenons. Nowhere is that more satisfying than sharing great music from an artist on the come-up. That brings me to this interview with Pittsburgh rapper, Beedie. There’s no doubt that Pittsburgh is finally on the rap map after the meteoric rise of Wiz Khalifa and the subsequent success of fellow Rostrum Records artist Mac Miller. When I was introduced to Beedie’s music I had no idea on where he came from, it didn’t matter. His sound can best be described as a contemporary take on Boom Bap combined with the steady swagged out flow you would expect from a young wordsmith intent on making power moves. He’s a throwback rapper in many ways and yet I thank the rap gods that guys like this still spit. As 1/2 of the rap duo Varsity Squad and formerly 1/2 of Ill Spoken along with Mac Miller, there’s little denying, Beedie stands out. When artists I respect have something to say, it’s always an honor to chop it up with them. Be sure to check out the interview with him in it’s entirety or broken down into three parts after the jump.