Release Date: May 17th 2019
Reviewed by Joshua Andre
PEABOD– Hoodie EP (Amazon mp3/iTunes)
- Side Hustle
- Left Out (feat. Chad Mattson)
In February this year I took the plunge and listened rapper Peabod’s debut album Healthy Snacks– and after giving the record an unexpected high review, I went off and check out both of Isaac’s new singles “Anti-Social” and “Left Out” as well. I concluded that these songs were crazy awesome and that Isaac is a pretty ingenious songwriter (don’t believe me? Check out both of the reviews I wrote about Peabod here and here!); and that Isaac is one of the best rappers in my opinion of this generation (and maybe destined to become the next KJ-52!). I reckon that he’s sure to release a new album this year (at the rate he is going, which could turn out similar to how For All Seasons, Branan Murphy, Battledrums or Apollo LTD are releasing their new singles!); but if you can’t wait until whenever it releases, then never fear, cause PEABOD has a brand new EP today- titled Hoodie EP
Featuring “Antisocial” and “Left Out”, plus recent singles such as “Side Hustle” (which I also reviewed) and the title track “Hoodie”, which is a pop tune through and through, about the love for his girlfriend spurring him onto wear her favourite hoodie all the time (in essence, a nothing pop song, but still better than what is on the radio these days on mainstream radio!); we are met with four summer jams that are catchy yet also have a meaningful message attached (although you could call them winter jams – no pun intended – if you live in the southern hemisphere like myself!). These type of songs of happy pop/rap that provide something deep to dwell upon, are rare these days- but thankfully Peabod has brought together thought-provoking with cheerful and bouncy; and creating something extraordinary- something unique that we must listen to!
So…after listening to Healthy Snacks, and Hoodie EP; do you reckon PEABOD has encouraged me to listen heavily to rap and review all of the other Christian rap albums this year? Nope…just Isaac’s music and ‘happy rap’ like Hollyn and Steven Malcolm. But the inescapable truth that PEABOD will be big this coming year still remains. So what are we all waiting for? Let’s dive in and be antisocial together so that we’re not left out together, while we do some side hustling on the side while wearing our favourite hoodie. Well who are we kidding? We’ll probably just sit at home eating some healthy snacks too! Chocolate coated fruit anyone? What about a dairy free and gluten free chocolate cake?
3 songs to listen to: Side Hustle, Left Out, Antisocial
RIYL: Lecrae, Group 1 Crew, KB, Andy Mineo, Steven Malcolm, Hollyn, KJ-52, Propaganda