Bad Boy Chiller Crew: Disrespectful review – crazy commitment to entertain | Rap
youp up to the last 18 months, Bad Boy Chiller Crewmusic seemed a secondary consideration. The most interesting thing about the Bradford rap trio was their chaotic and hilarious videos, capturing a head-on collision between Donkey and people do nothing, their entire existence a loving if hopelessly uprooted tribute to hip-hop culture. A typical BBCC song would tie a sped-up vocal to a rudimentary bassline house beat and torture it with mediocre rapping. At best, it sounded like your little brother’s grimy buddies talking about drugs, clothes, cars and girls on a 20-year-old UK garage CD. At worst, about the same.
Maybe the pandemic has focused their minds on quality control, or there’s something comforting about the BBCC’s relentless optimistic nihilism as the world burns, but all the singles from the last year plus a dozen new drops here add up to an excellent, albeit exhausting, mixtape. Sensibly, the songs are limited to three minutes or less, and there’s a wild joy in their commitment to entertainment. Do not worry about meBMW, Baby Boy and One Time are particularly irresistible, but if you like any of these tracks, you’ll end up loving them all.