Body Bag Ben & Rick Hyde unite for their raw, no-holds-barred EP, 'Hyde The Body Bag', which is available now to stream and cop below.
"I want listeners to know this is what hip-hop sounds like when you get two cats from the opposite sides of the country that come together and make shit happen for the love of the culture." —Body Bag Ben on his new EP with Rick Hyde, 'Hyde The Body Bag'
'Hyde The Body Bag' is the raw, no-holds-barred new EP from Body Bag Ben and Rick Hyde, like-minded hip-hop artists who hail from Oxnard, CA and Buffalo, NY, respectively. And through a mutual friend—and respect for one another's music—the two connected while Rick was on a trip to the West Coast. In no time, they had set up a home studio at a friend's house and started recording what would end up being the five tracks you hear on 'HTTB'.
It all started with lead single "Voodoo", a snarling track that embodies the feel of the entire EP. There's the chilling production from BBB as well as the unrelenting rhymes from both him and Rick. But there's a certain energy running through it, too; one that you'll no doubt pick up on listening to 'HTTB'. From opener "Skywalker OG Freestyle", which features frequent guest GoToMar$—to the bruising closer "Make Amends", you can hear their passion for creating art on their terms.
"Me and Ben went crazy on this tape and the results should show," Rick said, adding that he admires BBB's "vocabulary and delivery". Likewise, BBB was hype to record in-person with his collaborator, given that so often he just receives stems to work with on his own. "I think that energy comes out when you listen to the project for sure," BBB added.
That energy is indeed palpable when listening to 'HTTB', and the same goes for their clear talents with the pen—and behind the boards, thanks to BBB's immaculate production. 'Hyde The Body Bag' is available now through all major digital retailers and streaming platforms.
'Hyde The Body Bag' Tracklisting:
- Skywalker OG Freestyle featuring GoToMar$
- Hyde The Body Bag featuring GoToMar$
- Make Amends
- Tiger Blood featuring Mark 4ord, Kail Problems, & GoToMar$