Rome Fortune continues to champion Atlanta’s avant-gardist movement with his new free LP, Small VVorld.
Besides possibly having the best album cover art of the year, the 11-track project, which features experimental, trippy trap beats by Four Tet, Bassnectar and Blood Diamonds, is a cohesive look inside the rapper’s rather eclectic experiences in the ATL.
“Maybe I just live with a clip, never empty, maybe I just live in the past, broke and friendly/ I just broke into your mind, don’t forget me, I just think I’m on my grind heaven sent me,” he raps on the standout track, “One Time For.”
Other notable songs include the ILoveMakonnen-assisted “FriendsMaybe,” the Pat Lukens-produced “Why” and “4 Seasons,” which features another artist pushing the boundaries of hip-hop, OG Maco.
“Makonnen and Maco were more so late additions to the project,” Rome told Billboard. “I wanted to have a clear representation of what a lot of the new artists from Atlanta are. That’s different. It’s a few people genuinely doing their own thing so I wanted to embrace and showcase that.”
Small VVorld is now available for download here.