When Kevin Abstract teased, promoted and released his EP Arizona Baby in a flurry last week, fans immediately thought that would be the end of it. But the 22-year-old had another surprise in store for those fans, immediately tweeting out that another new project would be out the very next week.
Now, Abstract is fulfilling that promise with the release of Ghettobaby, an extension of his last EP with three new songs for fans to sink their teeth into. The new music picks up right where Arizona Baby left off, as Abstract continues to get more personal than ever by talking about his loneliness, growing up and even former friendships.
For example, on “Corpus Christi,” the first new song of the bunch, Abstract brings up former bandmate Ameer Van for the first time since he left Brockhampton following sexual assault allegations in May 2018. As he raps about his fear of being hated by those around him, he asks himself, “I wonder if Ameer think about me, or what he think about me?” Abstract also apologizes to fellow bandmate Dom McLennon for making the group’s inner struggles so public. “I’m sorry Dom, I probably shouldn’t be putting all our problems on the front lawn,” he raps.
The new EP continues that theme of insecurity, with the other two new tracks, “Baby Boy” and “Mississippi” serving as R&B/hip-hop fusions where Abstract sings (rather than raps) about his various insecurities, from loneliness to relationships. Where Arizona Baby’s “Big Wheels” acts as a big middle finger to his detractors, the tracks of Ghettobaby follow Abstract’s struggle with whether or not he believes them.
Check out Kevin Abstract’s new EP Ghettobaby below: