Ugly God Aims to Shock!

 

Royce Rodriguez is better known by his stage rap name: Ugly God. An American rapper, he is lyrically crude and rhythmically sluggish.
Ugly God is a rapper and producer who broke out during the late half of the 2010s. Born in Indiana, he has lived in other areas of the Midwest, as well as the South, including Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
He attended the University of Southern Mississippi and dropped out, subsequently forming the Little Dick Clique and releasing material — such as “Booty from a Distance” and “I Beat My Meat” through a SoundCloud page.
In 2016, one of the more successful tracks, “Water,” was picked up for release by major label Asylum. By the end of the year, the single made Billboard’s Spotify Velocity and Spotify Viral 50 charts. At the time, Ugly God was preparing his full-length Asylum debut, “The Booty Tape.”
Ugly God was also a standout artist in the XXL 2017 freshman class. Although, in my opinion, he did not have much to compete against. You may like the new era “mumble rappers” but being a little older, I’ll stick to the lyricist of the past like Nas, Jay Z, Biggie and Slim Shady.
I listened to the rapper’s mixtape, graciously named “The Booty Trap,” and it lives up to the hype. It’s full of energy although extremely short, only boosting ten songs with a total running time of 23 minutes and 49 seconds.
Ugly God is said to have produced nine of the tracks himself. With tracks names that include the likes of “Stop Smoking Black and Milds” aimed at women who smoke the cigars, and “Welcome to The Booty Trap” will Ugly God stay relevant or will this be the end of the self-made rapper? The mixtape does not currently hold any position on any charts that I could find.
I, myself, could not get into the music, but if you are a fan of Lil Uzi Vert or Lil Yachty you may enjoy it, and I would encourage you to take a listen.

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