LISTEN: ‘The Bastard Tapes Vol. 1’ by BbyMutha

BbyMutha has had one of the best come ups ever. After years of churning out autobiographical, honey-dipped verses, she blew up after the release of ‘Rules’, her guide on how to navigate sex and relationships. Although she already had a large following and had done shows all over the place, the success of the single from ‘Glow Kit’ got her the attention of Kehlani, Bjork, and Earl Sweatshirt. Since then, she’s been keeping busy by dropping multiple full-length tapes, jet setting to international performances, and of course, continuing to raise her two sets of twins.

This time around, BbyMutha has graced her fans, affectionately referred to as “bastards” by offering up ‘The Bastard Tapes Vol. 1’. It is the first collection of tracks in what will be on ongoing series. The seven-track tape was exclusively produced by frequent collaborator Rock Floyd and features vocals from ttbby, DelVay, and Kindora. It’s a less than 20-minute listen, with ardent lines about cuckolding, severance, and superiority. Bbymutha is wiser than ever before. She’s refusing to let situations trip her up and keeping a laser-like focus on her money and emotional balance.

In the midst of reveling in the success of her latest work, the Tennessee rapper is also mystifying her cult following with a new video that was released just hours before ‘The Bastard Tapes Vol. 1’. She linked up with directors Alex Grove and Slim Uglass on a crimson clip for “R.I.P.”. The song is from ‘Muthaz Day 3’ and fans are loving Bbymutha’s dedication, creativity, and work ethic.

“If you’re looking for sugarcoated fantasies, then I’m sorry, but Mutha is not for you.”

Bbymutha has a tight grasp on how to satisfy her fans, and also make sure she’s making music for herself. She speaks freely about the (good and bad) events of her life and the lessons she’s learned, making her more relatable than the average artist. If you’re looking for sugarcoated fantasies, then I’m sorry, but Mutha is not for you. But, if you’re interested in hell-hot words drenched in a Black mother’s reality, be sure to bump ‘The Bastard Tapes: Vol 1’.