BabyTron’s killing the game with his newest Bin Reaper album

Miles Donegan, Reporter

As rap evolves, it seems like each area has a different sound, New York drill, the melodic West Coast, and the crunk sound of the Southeast. But as of recently a new sound has been taking over, and it’s nothing like anything else we’ve heard before.

BabyTron is an up and coming rapper out of Detroit, Michigan that has released 10 albums in a 4 year run and started to gain traction last year for his odd articulate flow, samples, and punchlines.

On his newest album ‘Bin Reaper 3: New Testament’ he adds a second part to the third part of his album series ‘Bin Reaper’. BabyTron released the first part of ‘Bin Reaper 3’ on Oct.  28, 2022 when he dropped Bin Reaper 3: Old Testament. The total runtime for the New Testament is an hour and 14 minutes and contains 26 tracks. Reasonably this new part really does sound and feel like a continuation of the Old Testament. BabyTron touches on the same topics of money, scams, sticking to his day ones, and grinding. He also continues to make interesting beat choices as he samples the theme from Futurama on the song “Remote Control”. 

This is a double edged sword however as it makes all the songs seem repetitive paired with the length listening through can become seemingly tedious. On the other hand, it makes for a consistent product. This is shown through a couple of stand out songs like ‘Beetleborgs’, ‘CatDog’, ‘Michigan Ave’, and ‘Next Level 2’; All of these songs have distinct features whether it be instrumental, vibe, or the featuring. BabyTron is seen as a lyrical rapper where his voice is less of an instrument and more of a means of expressing his point. 

The features list on the album has an array of different talent such as Cordae, Babyface Ray, Lil Yachty, and Rico Nasty. Though those names may seem too random to be together on the same album BabyTron’s use of diverse sounds and flows makes it easy for him to get all of these artists’ sounds to be coherent on this album. However, one thing to point out is that for certain songs like ‘Waffle House’ a case could be made that there are too many people on the track which makes it difficult to tell who’s doing what during the song. 

Overall the album is pretty good and has a solid foundation to build on for future projects for BabyTron. This seems to be the case as Spotify has ranked it number five among new album releases on a global level. It could be confidently said that it’s only up from here for BabyTron and with this big break into the main eye of the rap community, only time will tell if he stays the course or if he trends in a different direction, either way BabyTron is definetly a name to look out for.