GDP is a smart ass rapper from West Orange, New Jersey. If you’ve never been to West Orange, it’s like South Beach…without the beaches. I kid. New Jersey raised GDP, and he raps like he reads a lot. He raps like he ingested his body weight in drugs. I don’t care what he’s on if he keeps rhyming like he does throughout Magic Bullet. Pure fire.
I first really listened to GDP one night in Cleveland. I was there on business and the people I traveled with were in bed by 10:30. I wasn’t tired and I had some money burning a hole in my pocket, so I plugged my earphones in and stepped off the curb to do some solo-exploring for a gram and a live band.
I ended up on a bar stool reading a local variety paper with Realistic Expectations pumping through my head. I heard a young Raekwon with the complexities of El-P and a die hard love for Big L. It’s a freakishly good record. It’s been on heavy rotation since, and that was a year ago.
I heard this digital mix tape a few minutes ago. If you’re a hip hop fan, you need to hear the tracks “Muzzy” and “Flamboyant”. This kid is hungry.