Reason Is Not Your Same Ol’ Rapper. He Continues To Show He’s Built To Last (Audio)
Reason was one of the best new artists of 2018. For those paying attention to online mixtapes, the Carson, California MC had been making noise during the mid-2010s. However, when he stepped forth with “The Soul” and word that he’d joined Top Dawg Entertainment, it was an entrance worthy of fireworks and trumpets. The news came after a very subtle appearance on the chart-topping Black Panther soundtrack.
That momentum followed with additional songs, videos, and the remastered, TDE-stamped re-release of Reason’s mixtape, There You Have It. On social media, Reason has discussed hitting fans with his first full-length body of work since signing. That patiently-waiting mentality was the basis of “LamboTruck,” a concept song released with Cozz and Childish Major from Dreamville’s Revenge Of The Dreamers III album.
Now, Heads get Reason’s first solo single of ’19. “Same Ol’ Sh*t” features a loop, with the C-Arson MC scoffing at the mundane. From lying rappers to greedy women, he speaks about what is unsurprising about life. “I’d rather my sales go down like shipwrecks / Than become one of you p*ssy ni**as lyin’ / That’s ironic / ‘Cause p*ssy the family alliance / Though y’all can’t help it / That struggle, y’all never felt it / The drugs in your raps, you never dealt it,” he raps. In less than three minutes, he continues with wordplay about fabricated rhymes, the allure of sex, and how members of the industry defended Brooklyn, New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, until he testified against his former associates.
Video interviews with Reason, including an episode of “Where It All Began,” are available at AFH TV. We are currently offering free 7-day trial subscriptions.