Kodak Black is not the only rapper from Pompano Beach, in the Floridian county of Broward. Revealed in 2016 through his Koly Bible mixtape, Koly P is another one. And of course, the two of them are connected. Along with Dirty 1000, the guy formerly known as Kolyon was originally a member of The Kolyons, a duo Kodak Black used to be associated with. As a matter of fact, they've been noticed first when featuring on "My Wrist", on Heart Of The Projects.

KOLY P - Rap Game Messiah

Nowadays, though, Koly P is his own man. And, after the warm welcome his first mixtape received, thanks to tracks such as "Rich Gang" and "Gooked Out", he confirmed his excellence on April 18, 2017 – on his birthday – with another release referring to religion: Rap Game Messiah.

In the meanwhile, Koly P's star has risen. A few months ago, he worked with Future, and it's been said that he could be part of the next XXL Freshmen selection. The participation of Boosie Badazz to this mixtape – in addition to Florida's local hero JT Money – is another indication of this.

The Baton Rouge legend, actually, asked Koly P to join his Bad Azz Music Syndicate, and it makes sense. The Floridian rapper, indeed, like Kodak Black, is one of Boosie's countless disciples. Like him, Koly P is a man from the streets, but he is also a social commentator. He is a bandit beyond redemption – in May this year, he hit the headlines for kicking someone at a concert, who tried to steal his gold chain – but his music is often depressed and melancholic, like with his new track with Boosie, "I Never Knew Nothing".

Among less cerebral tracks like "Finesser" and "Street Niggas", some thuggish celebrations, there are other highlights on the mixtape that explore this sad category, like "Ugly Truth" or the magnificent "Dirty Laundry". And all of these are strengthened by the right sounds, like the soul music of "Yesterday", the guitar on "Back Again", the piano chords on "Ball N Chill", the ghostly choruses of "Grain", and of course the rapper's own ad-libs: a series of plaintive "me!".

Quite often, also, and in an equally intense way, Koly P talks about his own background and story. Such is the case with "06", a song about the decisive year when his father chased him away from his house, turning him into a delinquent. By then started the long road that led Koly P where he is today: at the very top of Florida's rap game.

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