OK, here’s one of my favorite rap releases of the year. And I totally didn’t expect it. Just look at how it opens up: “When I get nervous say something relatable (I’m hella relatable)/That’s hella legit and not really debatable/I live in your neighborhood/That guy you shit talkin’ is right there in back of you…” Who says shit like that? OME is here to relate, not impress. No swagger. No falsehood. Just a real person, who is fucking brilliant.
I could put long quotes from every track on this EP. “The economy killed the rhyme star.” “Might not wanna hear it but the truth hurts/My pot belly getting big, need some new shirts/Everything ain’t great but I can do worse/’Cause I can go to the dentist when my tooth hurts.” “I’m just like the rest of you/My garbage disposal is stuck on a vegetable/I should call the professional.” Bam. Bam. Bam. This EP never lets go.