REVIEW: Babytron’s “Bin Reaper 3: New Testament” delivers a diverse flow

Michigan Rapper Babytron releases sequel album Bin Reaper 3: New Testament, showcasing his talents in sampling sounds and diversifying his flow.

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Michigan Rapper Babytron releases sequel album “Bin Reaper 3: New Testament,” showcasing his talents in sampling sounds and diversifying his flow.

Michigan rapper Babytron released “Bin Reaper 3: New Testament” on Friday, Jan. 13 as a follow-up album to his previous release in 2022 “Bin Reaper 3: Old Testament.” Known for sampling different sounds with 1980s synthesizer jams, the album consists of 26 songs, lasting about 1 hour and 12 minutes. 

Babytron opens up the album with “Forever $cams,” a slower rap with more meaning in his words than his regular style. A Detroit style beat is present in the album while Babytron raps his own lyrics. The initial track gives insights as to how Babytron lived his life. Babytron proves he is different through his hardships, how others have pushed him down and how he sprung back. 

“Tried to keep me in the dark, now I’m shinin’ bright,” Babytron raps. 

Babytron continues his message through his next song “Next Level 2.” With a smooth flow of words, Babytron elevates the atmosphere and hypes up the room.

“I remember someone askin’ me, like ‘Tron, what make you different?’ / I replied, ‘Without I, you can’t even spell commitment,’” Babytron raps. 

Babytron describes himself as one who struggled yet persevered and now lives a better life, continuing to show that his Michigan rap is his own flow.

A unique style is prominent within “Remote Control,” including many robotic sounds. Babytron shifts his entire flow three times with clean transitions, utilizing many different samples relating to his hardships and success. The most anticipated song of the album, “Mr. Hanky,” has ranked as a top song, earning nearly one million streams. The song begins with a heart-stopping beat filled with dominance. A low cello amps its way up to give an empowering feel to the song.

“Million dollar game, yeah, I’m the king, I’m in my Gillie phase / I’m the (expletive) like Mr. Hanky,” Babytron raps.

Mr. Hankey is a well-known character from “South Park.” Babytron refers to Mr. Hankey and himself to both be the ones they had aspired to be and how Babytron made it to his goal. The stereotype of a Michigan rapper going successful is what Babytron is referring to. Many aspiring rappers from Michigan do not succeed, but Babytron worked hard for his spot today. 

Babytron is considered to be an underrated rapper as his music does not attract huge numbers from audiences, but he is still successful nonetheless. Babytron continues to develop his unique style of music and has a loyal following, and those who are invested in rap should definitely give “Bin Reaper 3: New Testament” a chance.