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NewsMusic NewsIndonesian rapper BAP. shares intense new single ‘Painting With Suwage’

Kareem Soenharjo is readying his second album as BAP., the follow-up to ‘Monkshood’

By A. Azim Idris

Indonesian rapper BAP. shares intense new single 'Painting With Suwage'
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Indonesian rapper BAP. has shared an intense new single titled ‘Painting With Suwage’.

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The track arrived on major streaming services today (July 30) and arrives ahead of his upcoming sophomore album, the follow-up to his 2018 album ‘Monkshood’.

The track finds BAP. – real name Kareem Soenharjo – in an ebullient mood. “Motherfuckers cry from the onions that I plated / Call me next time don’t forget to thank me later / Number’s high as pi when you calculate my greatness,” he brags over a mutating beat.

Listen to ‘Painting With Suwage’, which a press release described as “shit-eating music for people who came out feet first during birth”, below.

‘Painting With Suwage’ is one of 12 songs on the second BAP. album. Due for release through Jakarta independent label La Munai Records, the record will feature “more surprises”, press materials said.

In June, Kareem – who also goes by the monikers BAPAK. and yosugi – teamed up with Eka Annash of the Indonesian rock band The Brandals for a noise-punk collaboration for a Boiler Room livestream.

In March, BAP. also collaborated with fellow Indonesian rapper Basboi on the two-song project, ‘Songs To Begal To’.

In 2020, Kareem released the record ‘Miasma Tahun Asu’ as BAPAK., which made it to NME‘s list of 25 best Asian albums of 2020.

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