“Niggas always wanna hate. ‘Oh, he ain’t writin his shit. Oh, he ain’t recordin’ it. Oh, he ain’t alive.’ So the FUCK WHAT? Haters always gotta down someone tryna do something with his afterlife,” Nathan Smith, manager of legally dead rapper MC Bern, says passionately.
While Smith ranted, Bern sat slumped in a nearby chair with a dead expression, dead.
That’s the default for Bern, a legally dead artist whose newest album, Top 5 Dead Not Alive, is quickly rising on iTunes. The hysteria around the Atlanta artist, who died in December from an overdose of codeine and promethazine, has reached a fever pitch that far eclipsed his career when he was alive.
Dead Body by rapper Little Simz is our new favourite song
Following a session for song Wings, this is the first official video we’ve seen from north London rapper Simz’s forthcoming album, A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons. The album’s due out on Friday 18 September, and we can’t wait to hear it.