Rappers to Watch From Every State in 2017 – ME

Who: Spose

SoundCloud

Age: 31

Location: Portland, Maine

Recent Projects: We Smoked It All 3: The Album (2015)

Songs to Check Out:

 

For y’all to truly understand how I feel writing this, just read all of this in the voice of someone who is eternally sighing. I’m not sure what you’d define Spose, but if you hate Lil Dicky (I do), or hate Hopsin (I do), you’ll probably hate this guy. That being said, he’s easily the biggest name coming out of Maine right now and is honest to god improving, as well as growing his fan base, so he’s the rapper to watch from the state.

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Before I continue with this write-up I want to make it clear that I’m not using corny as an insult here. I don’t know which other word to substitute but I’m essentially using it to mean “clever lines that are meant to be funny and relatively immature”. If you like the comedy rap type stuff like this, that’s perfectly cool with me and I’m not hating on the man in the write-up. He’s doing great at what he does.

To expand on Spose improving, I think he’s come into the fact that he’s going to make corny lines pretty naturally and it’s what his fanbase loves, so he isn’t emphasizing the lines as much and is letting them just flow. For those of us who don’t like those kinds of lines, they don’t stick out as much, which as whole improves his song since the flow is more consistent over the songs. His project Why Am I So Happy?, while still having its fair share of the joke songs, had made a lot of strides since his big hit “I’m Awesome”. And all of his music isn’t just comedy stuff, he has his more serious songs like “They Tell Us”. The production on his music is excellent and his delivery is generally pretty solid. It’s really just the content of his music that gets the flak but I don’t have much of anything to complain about in his composition.

There isn’t a ton else to add to the write-up since Spose is a pretty well known entity at this point. It’s been a while since he’s dropped a project but I’m sure once he does one of the songs will find it’s way to /r/videos and everyone there will praise it as real rap and the dude will blow up in a major way akin to every youtube rapper. I respect the man, he knows his lane and he sticks to it and kills it. So keep doing you Spose, you’re doing well and I respect the hustle.

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