If you're looking for something light or poppy, keep moving: P.T.P's Bitter is an emotionally charged, heavy, thematically ambitious monster of an album, with all of the bars and New York City inspired production any underground hip-hop head could ask for.
Don't take an obvious love for Boom Bap or a foundation in the New York City underground hip-hop scene for granted though; P.T.P's artistry throughout Bitter is far from dusty or dated by bowing to a traditionalist aesthetic. Where many rappers from hip-hop's birthplace have recently gone all in on the nostalgia wave and try their hardest to rap like the next coming of Big L, P.T.P takes some of the best musical elements that made the Golden Era so damn golden and adds enough unique flavor to standout.
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Lyrically, Bitter is quite dense. P.T.P's often idiosyncratic flow deceptively camouflages the sometimes staggering number of syllables he fits into each bar, and lovers of prying apart labyrinthine meaning will find plenty here to feast on. But beyond some technical shine and a ton of fun schemes, Bitter is most interesting for it's unique emotional perspective and deeply reflective approach. Many artists attempt to show us the inner workings of their fractured minds, few do so as fearlessly or with as much nuance and vulnerability as P.T.P pulls off on Bitter.
"BITTER," "BETTER," "ROLES," "BLACK COFFEE"
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