REVIEW: The Yung Dready Bastrd – Black By Popular Demand EP

Sydney rapper The Yung Dready Bastrd has just dropped an impressive new EP, Black By Popular Demand

Flowing over trap instrumentals with a trademark cadence, The Yung Dready Bastrd shows a coming of age on his new project.

Yung Dready has this magnetic charisma about him that is evident throughout the EP. Black By Popular Demand features some of the most humorous and memorable bars to come out of Australia this year, including a Tony Hawk lyric from Foreign, one of the more endearing tracks to come from the EP.

“I’m grindin’ on yo bitch, I’m Tony Hawk-ing” 

Yung Dready keeps the vibes coming with OMG and Stacks, each featuring as hard-hitting trap cuts that I’m eager to see performed live.

However, The Yung Dready Bastrd truly shows his progression as an artist towards the backend of the EP. Following the flex-heavy content of the first six tracks, Yung Dready changes gears with Faces.

Faces has a clear narrative, focusing on racial discrimination and tension occurring throughout the world. Young Dready tackles the topic with a direct approach that works well, never straying far from the message that he wants to get across.

“It’s natural selection, there’s only a few directions for people with my complexion, no matter who wins elections”

The final track from the record, Boundaries, is The Yung Dready Bastrd’s most complete and well-rounded effort to date.

A much more mellow, low-key beat accompanies Yung Dready as he lays down melodic verses that come with some tight, catchy vocal inflections and a smooth hook that highlights the development of The Yung Dready Bastrd’s music.

“Funny how haters be half of my listeners”

The Yung Dready Bastrd’s Black By Popular Demand EP is one of the more captivating local releases for the year. His unapologetic humour, tight melodies and profound energy make Yung Dready one to watch in 2017.

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