Leemy Leem brings performance art to the forefront of freestyle rap with this brief yet unignorable new release.
Featuring pristine and haunting production, Bulletproof Freestyle initially introduces a rapper with a fast flow and a carefree approach to rhythm on top of this naturally warped soundscape. Things meander freely in this way for the first half of the piece, feeling well-rooted but also random enough to be believable as a stream of consciousness.
Before long, the one minute and twenty-two second single evolves into a shock factor realm – Leemy Leem adopting a distinctly more aggressive tone and volume; to coincide with a switch to violence in both topic and production detail.
Considering the short length of the track, a whole lot happens along the way, and Leemy Leem makes sure to showcase an impressively versatile vocal style within that lifespan – as well as maintaining his own gritty and carefree tone and overall approach for a clear thread of identity.
Hard-hitting and with no filler or time wasted throughout, Bulletproof Freestyle leaves its mark with ease. It will be interesting to hear where else the music takes Leemy Leem in the coming months.