As a whole, “Hot Sex Smoke & Weed” from the upcoming EP “Kickback Tracks”, brims with sterling potential; it’s clear with each breath that BookT is hungry. The track ticks off the modern-day rap lyrical checklist in metronomic fashion. It’s mind-numbingly catchy but never for a second is it boring.
The song struts around wearing its glossily ironic production with pride as BookT details his thoughts.
He is at his best when he is doing what he wants, rather than eschewing his southern oddities in favor of radio-friendly hooks or buzzword phrasing. But “Hot Sex Smoke & Weed” is an oddly positive, soulified record that celebrates enthusiasm and truth over strife or drama.
In a game where so much clout is granted to rappers digging deep and getting emotional — it’s nothing short of refreshing to hear an MC like BookT keeping things loose and easy. The song is a strangely entrancing grab-bag of kick back sounds that reintroduces a highly skilled, leftfield rapper to a tired scene.
A seriously dexterous rapper, this guy is an ace protagonist. Where others of the genre are, arguably, too cool and too earnest at once, we find BookT pitching fistfuls of paint at the walls to discover what sticks. Neither obsessive, nor overbearing, BookT orientates towards an exotic hook and an expansive fantasy on “Hot Sex Smoke & Weed“.
He digs deep into the South’s underground aesthetic to service a track of boundless hypnotic energy. BookT plays well off the beat as he experiments with vocal pitch, catchy hooks and displays of bravado in verses. Southern rappers typically like to think left-field, choosing to step outside of their creative box in order to execute less linear ideas in Hip Hop, and this Raleigh, North Carolina home boy is no exception.
BookT uniqueness lies in his ability to offer different moods within thinking man’s verses. On “Hot Sex Smoke & Weed” he is on full flex mode delivering hotter lines than he’s ever done before. BookT is making real headway in his amped up, thugged out field.
His charismatic flows and deliveries, and the smart, kick back instrumental, rock, on this latest track, making it easy to see why people will be jumping on his wave real soon!