The Bronx, New York, is home to many mythical rap figures. From Fat Joe and KRS-One, down to Grandmaster Flash, Slick Rick and Cardi B — it’s no secret the concrete-bound borough is home to some generational talent. SPRTYK is no exception.
The NY rap queen is the embodiment of a renaissance artist, turning her hand to any instrumental and tackling it head-on. For confirmation, look no further than SPRTYK’s latest offering, ‘Reggie Rocket’.
‘Reggie Rocket’ pulls heavily from the hard-cut New York rap delivery reminiscent of The LOX, Mobb Deep, Remy Ma and Method Man. With a legendary crop of inspiration and boatloads of style, SPRTYK conjures up a trap-flavoured street anthem. With an artwork that can only be described as Spike Lee meets the Bratz, the cover immediately lets you know what you’re in for.
Don’t let the track’s two-minute length fool you: producer Michael Mattice II scatters bellowing 808 drum kicks, a thick, bouncy bassline and quotable ad-libs throughout.
Before ‘Reggie Rocket’, SPRTYK dropped the Nephew Hesh-produced heater ‘Project Heat’. With a colour-bursting, left-field video companion video to match, SPRTYK’s recent output stands as a meteoric comeback for the Bronx poet.
After a successful 2021, SPRTYK is in great standing to take over the music industry. Her last single ‘Bad Temper’ was featured in five high-profile Spotify playlists including the illustrious Discover Weekly and was picked up by a number of notable platforms such as BBC Radio, Apple Music, Revolt TV as well as various VEVO playlists.
Now that SPRTYK has gone two-for-two with her recent drops: who can stop her?