Spanish Harlem boy wonder Bodega Bamz, is the part Dominican and Puerto Rican emcee whose mission is to bring Hip-hop glory back to the concrete jungle. Doing away with the candy-coated, clean cut persona that so many of today’s mainstream acts call for, Bodega Bamz is a sancocho (or gumbo) of a rapper; fusing his Latino swagger and Uptown twang, the rough-around-the-edges P.A.P.I.s (proud and powerful individuals) authority runs with the likes of A$AP Rocky and his Mob, Joey and the Pro Era, the Flatbush Zombies and the Underachievers.
Albeit Bodega Bamz lacks the blog buzz that the aforementioned associates have, he certainly possesses the raw talent and knockout songs to stake his claim in the game. Get a load of “Say Amen,” the much anticipated third visual from Bodega Bamz’ Strictly For My P.A.P.I.Z. EP. Featuring the contentious ASAP Ferg (who plays the “trap lord”), “Say Amen” sets place in a parody of the Catholic church and serves as an interesting story of repentance.