After a few minor setbacks and two secret thank-you EP’s to keep his hungry diehard fanbase satisfied, Supa Bwe has just released one of the best genre defying albums of 2017 with Finally Dead. The full length project sits at 16 tracks if you include the bonus songs and features familiar names such as Saba, Juju, UG Vavy, and Xavier Omar, who assist the Chicago artist with his epic “creative tomb”. Production plays a monumental role in Finally Dead, with key contributions from Luke Almighty, Jay-R Beats, TayMasterChef, LordFubu, John Scott, Yoga Flame, Derelle Rideout, ChaseTheMoney, and MoneyMontage; Supa himself produced “Numbers and Colors (Stoic Cosmic Me)” and “Clout Daddy”. He created this project in his basement with some assistance from Shepard Hues for the mixing and mastering, leading to some of his most transparent and masterful work to date. Freddy revisits past themes (the moon, DBZ, drugs, love, pain, solitude, truth) and melodies with a refined confidence while maintaining the emotional honesty in his lyrics that makes his music so addicting. Finally Dead is a combination of high octane punk rock vibes, intimate cosmic croonings, and energized bars that prove no one is covering as much ground as the 28 year old veteran. Arguably his greatest body of work to date, this album showcases Supa’s strengths and vulnerabilities in a cohesive package that is sure to cement him as one of the primary inspirations for the rap game’s surge in punk rock energy as of late. Finally Dead has already debuted at #3 on the Itunes charts and is available for purchase and listening on all streaming platforms so be sure to show your support! Also go check out Supa’s new website to cop some rare tees and autographed merch from the original dead bwe walking!
Album Photography: BryanAllenLamb