XO/Roc Nation’s Belly plans to release a joint project tonight with producer Boi-1da called — get this — Mumble Rap. He’s clearly being satirical-slash-sardonic with the album’s title, and its latest aural offering “Alcantara” is proof of that.
Guest-starring Pusha T — who, clearly isn’t a purveyor of the much-criticized subgenre of rap — Belly spoke to Zane Lowe about the lone feature of his project. “It was the only one I heard someone else on,” he said. “I’d be like, ‘Man Pusha needs to be on this.'” Listen to it below.
UPDATE: As promised, Belly and Boi-1da come through with their Mumble Rap project. Available now on your favorite streaming platform, the 11-track offering is anything but “mumble rap” with one of Jay-Z’s favorite artists doing his thing over Boi-1da’s thumping production.
“What Belly did with his LA Leakers freestyle, he showed people how talented he is,” Hov said during that epic 4:44 interview. “As an artist, Belly is just super talented.”