Jul 30, 2019

The batt from the black is back


by Patrick

Head of A&R // Editor

Cleveland Ohio has been making noise lately with the break out of artists like YSN Flow, YFL Kelvin, Doe Boy, Chxpo, 55 Bagz and more. If you ask anyone from the cit who follows local music, they will undoubtably know of Josh White. Formally known as Bankie Iz, and previously to that Bankie Travolta. The man is an underground legend in Ohio, not to mention one of the most versatile artists I’ve ever had the pleasure if listening to. From deep emotional cuts painted with complex melodies and insightful self aware lyrics, to unmatched witty bars backed by animated adlibs and a plethora of deliveries. His sound and content range from dead serious album cuts, to obscene and playful.

Here, the Atlanta born Josh White delivers a 2 part project, titled BAT BOY: Sweet Nothing. Version 1, Sweet. Version 2, Nothing. Sweet contains 7 new songs that carry a more serious introspective message about perseverance and overcoming obstacles. Themes of loyalty, heart break, new found self-love and hope ring out from every track. You could say version 1 (sweet) is a sonic version of looking at the bright side of things. Although the artists inner sadness and despair are still felt as he tends to wear his heart on his sleeve. Version 2, is a more fun, up beat, yet dark side of things. Less serious, but aggressively cocky and much more on the raunchy side musically/lyrically. Nothing carries 7 new songs as well. No matter what you’re into, I’d bank on everyone being able to find at least a few tracks on this double take that you’ll want to keep in rotation. Check out both versions of BAT BOY below.