Quick Thoughts: Every rapper has a distinct style, but what separates greatness from mediocrity is a rapper’s ability to adapt to new styles and flows without sacrificing originality or quality of music. Baby Phace, the emerging rapper out of New Jersey, has been known for his infectious hooks and melodic cadences in his most popular 2020 singles, Zone and Sober Soul. However, his latest release, Dear God, takes the comparison away from other melodic rappers like Lil Mosey and Lil Tjay to true lyricists like J. Cole and A$AP Rocky.
Dear God reminds me of Myles Garrett or Tyreek Hill playing basketball. Everyone knew the two were already absolute tanks on the football field, but those videos of them elevating and dunking on the court made people realize just how freakishly athletic they truly are. On the short track shaped more like a freestyle or cypher than a structured song, Baby Phace spits straight bars and leaves any listener with the same thought of, “God damn, he can do that too?”
Exclusively released as a video on youtube, Dear God is some of Baby Phace’s most artistic work yet. Aesthetically shot in a church, the video is somewhat of a confession as the rapper emotionally spills out his trauma and prays for help. Overall, the track is a must watch whether or not it is eventually released on other streaming platforms or not. At the very least, remember the name because Baby Phace’s versatility will be sure to take him far in the near future. Watch here: