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Perry Porter

Bobby Ro$$

Released June 2019

Bobby Ro$$ is a vibe-heavy hustle through the landscape of art, blackness and self-love. On it, Porter inhabits a trap music avatar of the much-loved PBS painter and uses snippets of interviews with cultural luminaries such as Kara Walker, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Maya Angelou as a narrative lattice to paint himself into the canon of black art. NPR calls him “A skilled rapper and a multimedia threat,” while Respect My Region says that “Perry Porter paints a masterpiece with his latest album.” Bobby was released on limited-edition vinyl as volume 7 in the Crane City Music collection.

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