Kings of Southern Rap Nappy Roots have delivered to us a real gem in 40RTY, the group’s latest project. With a combination of their signature Southern showmanship and mature, introspective lyrics, Nappy Roots shows us why they’re still at the top of their game.
Like most of their music, 40RTY presents a romanticized version of the South, highlighting a desire to live a simple life and quality time spent with family. However, now we are hearing it through a nostalgic filter, one that Nappy Roots is only able to give us at this point in their career. Many of the tracks contain references to their time spent growing up in the area, getting into trouble and drinking with the family. It’s almost enough to get me to pack up and leave the Seattle rain for greener, wider pastures. Almost.