This year, the Detroit underground rap hellraiser Sada Baby has been on an absolutely legendary run. He’s introduced us to the great rap absurdist Bfb Da Packman. He’s given us one of the most entertaining music videos in recent memory, in the form of the Sauce Twinz collab “Big Drip Squad.” He’s cranked out a baffling stream of ridiculously entertaining YouTube-rap bangers, keeping up what must be a wild schedule. And he has now released three essential mixtapes since 2020 began.
Sada Baby released Brolik in January and Skuba Sada 2 in March, and now he’s followed both of them up with Bartier Bounty 2, the sequel to a great album that he released last year. If you’ve been paying attention to Sada’s current run — and you should really be paying attention to it — then you already know what to expect with Bartier Bounty 2: Insane punchlines, raw Detroit beats, dangerous levels of charisma, a whole lot of extreme knucklehead lyrics that you should not repeat in public.
Bartier Bounty 2 has contributions from guests like Dej Loaf, Lil Yachty, and G Herbo. Sada Baby does a lot of singing on it, more than we’re used to hearing from him, but he does it with a playful edge and a real sense of melody. Also, I’m pretty sure there’s a sample of Linkin Park’s “In The End” on “I’m Him Not Them,” which makes sense when you consider Sada’s already-infamous Nickelback appreciation. But this is still a raw, nasty underground rap album; Sada’s nowhere near cleaning up his act. Stream it below.
Bartier Bounty 2 is out now on Big Squad LLC.