Electronic / R&B / Rap
With tracks like "Sniffing Vicodin in Paris" and "Shake Ya Ass," California recording artist blackbear isn't shy about X-rated subject matter across his five independently released solo projects. After co-writing Justin Bieber's breakout hit "Boyfriend" in 2012, Matthew Musto reinvented his image with the sultry Sex EP out in 2014. The next year saw blackbear release his Deadroses album, which features standout hits "IDFC" and "90210" featuring G-Eazy. Not out of character, Blackbear suppresses heartache with drug-infused imagery of libations and party favors on his forthcoming release digital druglord. While three tracks have already dropped, the full release (featuring verses from the likes of 24hrs and Juicy J) is available April 21. In addition to his own music, blackbear has been cooking up his own record label Beartrap Publishing and is one half of electronic duo Mansionz with Mike Posner.
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