Up For Days is the heavy-lidded new tape from Belly, a Canada via Palestine rapper who’s a friend of The Weeknd and been doing this since Scott Storch and Ginuwine were popping. At The FADER’s New York office on Wednesday, Belly wore an XO chain, but says he isn't signed to The Weeknd’s label, Republic.
“This is the introduction for me: it's not a new chapter in my story, it's a completely new book,” Belly told FADER. Its slurry of comedown tales are “a reflection of my real life,” he said. “I live this shit.”
The Weeknd lends a high-soaring hook to “Might Not,” Travi$ Scott melts over “White Girls,” French Montana and Juelz Santana punch up “Dealer Plated” and “Love Kills” respectively. The features were “genuine collaborations,” Belly said. “I make music with my friends. You can't force passion."