What I’m listening to: Blackbear

by Jennifer

It’s fun he looks like Jared Leto’s version of The Joker from Batman.

Is that Jared Leto or is it Black Bear?

Blackbear – 10,000,000 monthly listeners – what what

In 2012, he co-wrote Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” and released his first mixtape with collaborations from Mike Posner, Travis Mills, and James Blake. In 2014, he released his second EP, which topped Billboard’s Uncharted list and made him the first artist to monetize off SoundCloud.

 

Blackbear on Spotify

 

It’s ridiculous that I listen to Blackbear. His lyrics represent so much of what’s wrong in terms of rapper misogyny. But just like we listen to many musicians, like Rihanna, Jay Z, 50 Cent, and Chris Brown, who peach what we would not practice, I listen to this Slithern’s homeboy because its escapist music.

Blackbear, a Slithern homeboy

Why do I think this? Just look at him. He looks so sleek. Snakey. With all those tattoos.

Bella and Slithern
Courtesy of E!

It’s the opposite of my upright, squeaky clean existence as a married, vegan, thoughtful, without fail composting, educator of young children persona. It’s not my world when I listen to him rap about his distrust of his former Harry Potter brethren, “Watch out for them snake ones” in “Chateau.”

 

“In the winter my brother he said man fuck her find another

Keep your head up, this is summer…

I ain’t lookin’ for lookin’ for love

I’m just lookin’ for lookin’ for drugs

Just lookin’ for lookin’ for drugs

Just lookin’ for lookin’ for drugs

Just lookin’ for lookin’ for drugs

Just lookin’ for lookin’ for drugs

 

He’s a winner, but then again he’s on and off with Bella Thorne, who is in no rush for a ring, and had been traced to scum like Scott Disick, the baby daddy of multiple Kardashian children.

Courtesy of E! Online

Anyway, if you’re looking to escape your normal, wholesome life, put on some Blackbear and get ready to be transported.

Top 3 Best Named Blackbear Songs

Go Go Gadget Feeling” 

“Sometimes I Want 2 Die” – the use of “2” is pretty great

“Sniffing Vicodin in Paris”

Equally Great Blackbear Album Names

Drink Bleach

Digital Druglord

IDFC

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