Download LA-via-Michigan Rapper Bones’ Massive Garbage Mixtape

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Gaunt and forbidding, the 19-year-old LA rapper Bones fits somewhere between the dizzy lean-love of Yung Lean’s Sad Boys and lugubrious menace-trudge of Lil Ugly Mane, with a sharply defined video aesthetic crafted by the same camcorder he says he’s used since age seven, when he was living in Howell, Michigan. Garbage is at least Bones’ eighth release since 2012, distributed through his SESH crew. The production is wide-reaching and, with almost every track, super compelling—the acoustic guitar that opens the ramblingly titled “YouCanTellALotAboutAManByTheNeckOfHisShirt” had me double-taking iTunes. For the most part, the sound is grimy and decidedly underground, but “MyFavoriteColorIsRain” reminds me of modern day melodramatic-singing-chorus Eminem, just harder. (The final track is a nod to 8 Mile.) Speaking of singing tracks, the du-ragged Minnesota teenager Spooky Black features on “IfYouHadAZuneIHateYou,” making for a natural highlight that also includes a few bars of screamed hardcore.

Spooky Black is the fourth white rap/R&B artist I’ve referenced, which feels inevitable; Bones’ first album was called White Rapper. You could draw up Yelawolf, too, with Bones’ rural background and fondness for Three 6, or Lakutis with his sort of wild-eyed unhingedness, or even Bubba Sparxxx with that acoustic guitar track—the point, I think, isn’t so much the race as it the sort of uphill battle and hungriness to prove yourself within the genre. Right now, Bones might be doing that better than anyone.

Download: Bones, Garbage (.zip)

POSTED June 9, 2014 11:29AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (11) TAGS: ,






  2. SESH TILL I DIE says:

    Bruh im not fanboy but come on now how can you compare SESH to lean and lil b? They’re completely distinct from the vibe on Bones’ shit. Thats the graveyard flow you’re hearing and if you interpret that shit like its some attempt at reaching other crowds you forget one thing – He rather that you hate him.


  3. max says:

    Big up from $weden

  4. This cat is on some real shit. Respect.

  5. John Naruto says:

    this is some real disrespectful shit rn, i appreciate what you’re doing for Teamsesh as a fan but believe me Bones doesn’t need help / recognition i can’t be bothered with bandwagoners that are Lil B fans or even Yung lean fans

  6. average cabbage says:

    i find it highly disrespectful of Fadar comparing bones to an inside joke like lil b and Yung Lean

    believe me when i say Bones has been on this shit for a long time i haven’t seen this much dedication to ones music, i haven’t heard of an artist that has released 50 + tracks in a single mixtape and still ask for no money. Just the love and the support also go ahead and find me a rapper that can rap, sing, and have a rock n roll voice and gives off a true 1989 esque vibe that your uncle’s haven’t heard of since

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  8. White Trash says:

    Samuel Jackson reminds me of Laurence Fishburne, who reminds me of Morgan Freeman, who reminds me of James Earl Jones. But not because of their race.

  9. Nah says:

    TeamSesh fan boys the typea dudes to get bone’s tattoos at 18 and beg for change at 55 to get their wifi bill paid

  10. Michele says:

    Thanks for the MI shout out!

  11. Nah says:

    “TeamSesh fan boys the typea dudes to get bone’s tattoos at 18 and beg for change at 55 to get their wifi bill paid”