BY: GABY MORENO
Artist: Bubu The Prince (Features: Eto, Big Twins (of Infamous Mobb), Boxcutta Maxx and Hexx Luthor.)
Album: With A Splash of Joose
Release Date: March 22, 2019
Buy/Purchase album: Bandcamp/YouTube
Hello Hip Hop Heads and Horror Fans,
Today I will be reviewing Bubu The Prince’s EP, “With A Splash of Joose”. Bubu the Prince’s bio and come up is a bit of a mystery to me. I recently heard of him through another dope emcee Smalls Uno who shared a post on instagram that Bubu was releasing an EP. I heard a few snippets and I was sold. The album consists of 9 tracks, that include an intro, “Juice” interlude and outro. Enjoyed the concept and the sprinkled clips of the Juice movie. It gives you that 90’s gritty rap vibe. As I researched a bit about Bubu I can really see Big L is a huge influence in his cadence and lyricism. As a Big L fan myself I enjoyed hearing this sound coming from an emcee from my city of San Diego!
The intro track, “Balboa” sets the tone!!! I am always proud to hear spanglish hardcore lyricism! The second track, “Murdaville” is pure dark lyricism! It is one of my favorite tracks. The production and beat is eerie and hook is dope! It is a braggadocio track, but Bubu proves that he is no one to fuck with lyrically! Also if I’m not mistaken Bubu includes a scene from Narcos at the end of the track.
The third track, “Negocio$” is another amazing track. It features Eto and Hexx Luthor. Eto shines as always on this track. His raspy voice stands out and his effortless flow fits the track perfectly. Bubu holds his own as well. Hexx joins in and lyrically assassinates the track. Another one of my fav tracks off this project.
Another track is “Pull Up“, Bubu show off that he can really spit and the beat goes hard! He shows his gift and once again proves he is an ill emcee. In this track as many of the others on this project Bubu rhymes in Spanish and English!
I really fuck with this album! It is amazing to hear the old school 90’s New York gritty sound from a San Diego lyricist. The reason I really loved this project is the raw lyricism, the venomous and murderous rhymes. Of course I am a little biased the fact that he is from my city. He is reppin (858) Balboa Ave aka San Diego!
I am excited that the NY gritty/grimey sound is making a revival! Artists like Mobb Depp, Big L, Biggie, Wu-Tang and Gravediggaz were some of the pioneers. I am glad to see that their legacy continues to bleed into newer artists and younger generations! I am also Proud that Bubu is bringing that sound to San Diego! Other emcees playing a big part in the revival of this sound is Eto, Crimeapple, the Griselda crew of course just to name a few. They are bringing that raw lyrical and grimey rap!
To finish up Bubu The Prince is a hypnotizing performer and engages the crowd! I got a chance to watch him perform this past weekend at a Hip Hop show at ‘Til Two’ in my city of Daygo where Eto was the headliner! It was a memorable show to say the least. He has this confidence about him that is infectious. I see him doing great things in San Diego and worldwide!
Bubu has razor sharp lyrics and his ability to rhyme in two languages is dope! Definitely got Bishop (Juice) vibes when listening to this EP! Proud to know this rapper is from San Diego, Clairemont 858 to be exact! Spooky season continues with another dope project! Check out his EP! Stream it, buy it, just show support to dope emcees so they can continue to bless us with dope music!
Thank you for reading my review. Hope you all enjoyed it! Until next time horror fiends and hip hop heads! While you’re at it follow my blog on social media @7octoberz and Facebook!