18 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

By words and flow alone, Early B is a storyteller to remember. Across 18 tracks of his debut, the Afrikaans rapper brings an easy, irreverent charm to the foibles of 21st-century living. His songs are elevated by a wide-ranging taste in beats: retro soul-pop, floor-shaking EDM, trap and even reggae on “As Ek Geweet Het”. Lyrical preoccupations lean heavily on relations with the opposite sex—particularly the uproarious soap-opera drama of “Ben Ten”—while maturity shows through on cautionary tales like ballad “Ken Jou Waarde” and anti-drugs Afrobeat stomper “Duk Vir Drugs”.

EDITORS’ NOTES

By words and flow alone, Early B is a storyteller to remember. Across 18 tracks of his debut, the Afrikaans rapper brings an easy, irreverent charm to the foibles of 21st-century living. His songs are elevated by a wide-ranging taste in beats: retro soul-pop, floor-shaking EDM, trap and even reggae on “As Ek Geweet Het”. Lyrical preoccupations lean heavily on relations with the opposite sex—particularly the uproarious soap-opera drama of “Ben Ten”—while maturity shows through on cautionary tales like ballad “Ken Jou Waarde” and anti-drugs Afrobeat stomper “Duk Vir Drugs”.

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