Single artwork for Baby Osama’s “Free Max B.”
Baby Osama: “Free Max B”
The dirty mack sing-rap anthems that are all over New York right now probably wouldn’t exist without Max B: his crude yet romantic “Porno Musik” is the blueprint. Baby Osama’s “Free Max B” flips that Uptown classic, though I feel that she’s most influenced by him vocally. It’s the ethereal tinge to her melodies, with coos that sound like they’re being transmitted from underwater. She’s got that quality down whether the flow is fast or slow-mo, up in the clouds or tapped into her NYC roots. But don’t get me wrong, she can still get raunchy with the best of them: “I know that that nigga want me in his mouth.”
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Originally Appeared on Pitchfork