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Tune of the Day: ‘Bodak Rucci’ by Rucci

12:08 PM PDT on May 9, 2018

[dropcap size=big]R[/dropcap]ucci is a 23-year-old rapper from the city of Inglewood, who is on a mission to put that city back on the map in hip-hop circles. With strong local ties, Rucci's tunes tend to focus on the stories, people, and events happening in his immediate vicinity. And while his other release in the past six months, Dawgystyle, was in his own words "more ratchet," his new full-length album El Perro is more introspective, with some inventive storytelling that gives insight into the family and streets the shaped the young rapper's life.

One standout tune is Bodak Rucci, where Rucci walks you through some harrowing passages of childhood, the people that have been taken away from him via violence or the law, and his determination to make his music into a long-term career that can both lift him out of the streets and justify the years he spent there. Rucci's infectious flow and ability to transform his personal stories into parables using just a few words marks him as a talent capable of putting Inglewood back on the national hip-hop scene. Stream the song below, or find it on Spotify along with the rest of El Perro.

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