The release of Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z a couple of months ago bore several statements for New York rap. One, it fused the legacy of intentionally gritty, boom-bap aesthetics with the energetic, trap-influenced thump of today. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, it contained a song — “My Name It Pt.2″ — which for many blog perusers was their first introduction to Bodega Bamz. HYPETRAK TV got the opportunity to speak with the buzzing rapper in our latest video feature. Bamz is a prodigal son of Spanish Harlem, a characteristic instantly recognizable in the interview, which also covers his relationship with A$AP Mob, how it feels to be a frontrunner in the New York hip-hop scene, and more.
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