“I want kids that are middle to lower class, who didn't have a silver spoon, understanding that if they apply themselves, work hard, and don't fall into the traps of life they can make it out and be someone,” said Ben G, the latest signee to Waka Flocka Flame’s 36BRICKHOUSE imprint, told The FADER in an email. “You define your own success,” he added.
Message music isn’t particularly popular in the mainstream at the moment, but “Just Believe,” the first taste of the rapper’s debut EP, is exactly that: a positive track with a gleaming, hyperactive beat courtesy of the producer Supah Mario. The MC takes on some big questions here—what you think about love? What you think about trust? What you think about life? But he never gets preachy, joking in his first line, tried to think of something epic just to start the verse off but nothing came to mind. Watch the Logan Meis-directed clip for the track below, and look for Spanish Moss and Collard Greens soon.