A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is woke on this song.
Despite all of his recent pop success, A Boogie still has a paranoid side to him that manifests itself here and there in his music, and in “The Reaper,” it comes all the way out. Powered by this dark yet bass boomin’ instrumental, Boogie spits bars that practically come across as ghoulish, as he warns his enemies about throwing dirt on his name, and why his come-up allows him to both connect and have a one-up on his ops. I love how the “Bronx rapper tip-toes the line between passionate singer and mellow rapper throughout, letting the world know he’s more than capable of losing his s**t whenever he needs to.
Music like this is where Boogie is at his best.