Written by: Devon Culbert (@DC26DC)
Supa Bwe has had one of the most anticipated projects of the year within Chicago since the year began, and with Finally Dead’s release date finally growing closer as December 6th approaches, Supa releases another single entitled “Down Comes the Spaceman”.
The great thing about this track is that it is unequivocally Supa Bwe in his purest form. The title comes from a scratched EP Supa had planned over a year ago, and now seeing the concept revitalized for his upcoming release is inspiring. Not missing a step, the veteran spitter comes out scorching with bravado as he recalls the intricate details of his youth; the balance between a life where he “grew up with gorillas and some snakes, ****** phonies” and recalling how “they used to beat my ass until I starting fighting back”.
Declaring the death of “the older me” with a fiery passion, the grit in his voice counteracts the Money Montage production perfectly before Saba comes in with a flow only he could possess. Saba is well affiliated with telling his own tales of the west side of Chicago, most notably on his recent release The Bucket List Project, and here he weaves together watching “blood on the curb” in the same location he used to learn how to speak, and “now the whole block tote glocks like The Purge”. Lyrically as sharp as ever, Saba’s verse is the perfect feature given how well it compliments the more aggressive tone and lyrical content of Supa’s contribution.
Finally Dead drops on December 6th, and preorders are available now. Be on the lookout as we keep a close eye and an open ear as the date approaches.