For those who thought Run the Jewels’ RTJ3 slapped, simply wait till a brand new interracial rap duo from North Carolina releases their debut challenge. They don’t have a reputation but, however for now let’s simply name them “A Couple of Forwards for the Hornets.”
Miles Bridges is a 22-year-old rising star in Charlotte. He’s an thrilling dunker who additionally shot 40 p.c from the 3-point line in the course of the 2020-21. When he’s not dropping bombs from behind the arc or on opponents’ heads on the rim, he’s dropping bars as his rap alter ego, RTB MB.
The video from his 2020 single, “Steph McGrady,” at present has 569,000 views on YouTube, and 30 seconds in has one of many funniest issues I’ve ever seen in a music video. Bridges is within the backseat of a automotive, flipping via disposable masks the way in which Quavo would flip via cash. Pitchfork’s review of Bridges’ debut mixtape is headlined, “NBA star Miles Bridges put out a Mixtape — and it’s Truly not Embarrassing.” Within the NBA world, which may as effectively be a five-mic evaluate, as a result of its gamers have put out a good quantity of embarrassing rap performances within the final 40 years.
If Bridges was to ever collab with one other NBA participant, a logical alternative can be Portland Path Blazers guard Damian Lillard, a.okay.a Dame D.O.L.L.A. Nevertheless, Bridges may wish to keep native and go together with a teammate. Within the first half of the Hornets season opener in opposition to the Indiana Pacers, their native broadcast group stated they requested Bridges who’s the second greatest rapper on the Hornets. He instructed them it’s Gordon Hayward.
That’s proper, Hayward — the Brownsburg, Ind., legend, 6-foot-7, hair swooped to the aspect, one-time NBA All-Star. In fact, a sample-size of 15 NBA gamers isn’t precisely the “Most Needed” Spotify playlist, but it surely’s nonetheless excessive reward from somebody whose album was described as “not embarrassing” by a good music outlet.
Usually I might begin a Twitter marketing campaign, take out radio station advertisements, no matter is important to get these two work on a observe and movie a music video. Nevertheless, a questionable political contribution from Hayward’s spouse, Robyn, has me a bit hesitant about what outdated Education Reform 20’s lyrical content material may be.
Screw it, I’m nonetheless all-in. That is hip-hop and I’d like to see these two swagging out on stage like Gata and Lil’ Dicky within the DAVE finale. I can see all of it now.
Present your face in our lane we’ll train you a lesson disrespectfully/ You gonna get a fast schooling each side represented equally