Babeo Baggins, founder of the Drake-approved Tumblr rap crew the Barf Troop, spun despair and weakness into a debut project titled, as it should be, POSI+IVE. Spanning 11-tracks, it features contributions from Childish Gambino, Starslinger, and Michael Uzowuru; tough, toothy rhymes and cute choruses; and of course, an infinitude of good vibes and real talk. It can be streamed below, or hop over here for the download plus an accompanying booklet of thank you's and artwork.
“Posi+ive is a word that means a lot to me," Babeo told The FADER, via email. "I have clung onto positivity in times of despair, in times I did not think I would make it to the next day. I took my hands in their weakness and I rung out every bit of positivity in my body and I held it close so when it was hard I didn’t give up, I took those same two hands and I have built something for myself that I can be proud of and it grows bigger every day. Posi+ive is more than a mixtape, Posi+ive is me finally being honest with myself.”