By Jacob Ezra
Bronx artist Ricky Mapes has come through with a smooth new single called “BIG MAPES”, produced by Cuffedgod. Demonstrating clever, vivid lyricism, he flows effortlessly atop warm soul samples and organic-sounding, minimal percussion, conjuring the feel of classic New York hip-hop while remaining refreshing throughout. Colorful and character-rich, “BIG MAPES” is a track that is easy to put on and kick back to, while also providing a motivational mood. A suitable soundtrack for early mornings, “BIG MAPES” is another technically adept, vibrant single from the NYC rapper, who has been prolific of late.