Pi’erre Bourne, the rapper and producer best known for helming the sound of acts like Playboi Carti and Young Nudy, has released a new song with diamond-headed rapper Lil Uzi Vert called “Sossboy 2.” Previously, the pair connected on the deluxe edition of Uzi’s Eternal Atake, for which Bourne produced four songs.
Whereas Bourne’s original “Sossboy” track from last summer is emotional, melodic, and expansive, the follow up is more repetitive, droning and intense. It takes nearly a minute for the song to ascend to something as compelling as Bourne’s best work. Bourne’s middling first verse (“Fresh to death like you ain’t survive/I’m from the bottom like an anchor line”) is elevated by a dry, haunting synth line that disrupts the track’s monotony.
In another highlight, Lil Uzi Vert busts into the song with bars about women and sexual conquests (“Please don’t call me right here on my celly/Cuz my main girl gon’ get jealous”) with his characteristically uncouth charm.
“Sossboy 2” will appear on Bourne’s upcoming album, The Life of Pi’erre 5.