New York rapper CLICHE made waves in 2018 with his debut ‘Robot Jesus’ project. The EP introduced listeners to a rapper with a style marked by animated, imaginative lyrics delivered with a seemingly endless supply of bubbly energy. On his surprise mixtape ‘BUTTA !’, CLICHE keeps that same vibe going into 2019 and assembles in a tight roster of features to help him out.

CLICHE continues to build upon his penchant for ridiculously catchy hooks on ‘BUTTA !’, stringing together new ad-libs that stick in a listener’s head instantly. The production on this tape also serves to amplify his presence, filling in gaps with 808s that act like springs for CLICHE’s natural bounce. With that said, the rising artist proves to thrive best off beats that are minimal in instrumentation—this becomes clear on standout tracks like “These Days !”, a beat built from almost nothing but drums. CLICHE chooses one collaborator for each track on this project, and his selectiveness ultimately pays off with new names like LATASHÁ, BIGG DOGG and more helping to make the mixtape feel more vivid.