As Baltimore emcee MC Bravado prepares for an August tour with Dizzy Wright, he decides to let off one from the chamber in the form of his new single “LeBron Poster (Freestyle).” The Remark-produced track has a haunting texture with crunchy drums that form the foundation for Bravado’s blend of thoughtful and braggadocio-us bars. From acknowledging his own flaws, to accepting the work ahead of him, MC Bravado gives listeners a nuanced and emotional performance underpinned by relatable lyrics and a candid demeanor. Lines like “This isn’t rags to riches, it’s middle class to riches/I am not attached to the skin I am in but I’m aware of my privilege of having both parents” see him explore his own modest upbringing, while acknowledging the other side of the have-nots.
Shot and directed by Wavey, the black and white basement bar stylings add yet another layer of grit and conviction to MC B’s already emphatic message: “Lebron ain’t paying any mind to who he’s posterizing/his eyes are locked on the horizon where the ghost of Mike is.” This is just a taste of what’s to come as the rapper is set to release multiple projects on his Label Necklace outfit before the year runs out.
Stream/ download “LeBron Poster (Freestyle)” across platforms here.