Muddy Waters – [Pouya] x [Boobie Lootaveli] & [Spock]

I feel as if I’m spoiled at this point with all the incredible music that Pouya, Boobie Lootaveli, and Spock have released in recent memory. After a yearlong wait from their last collaborative mixtape Pouya & Boobie Lootaveli: Greatest Hits, Vol. 3, we were able to graciously ring in this new year with that project’s predecessor, Pouya & Boobie Lootaveli: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1. Although they were technically released out of order and there’s comically no second version quite yet, both projects are incredible, so I definitely won’t complain when they release any sort of music together. In fact, I still visit the first volume at least a few times a week considering not only is it a quick listen, but every song on there goes crazy from the front to the back of the mixtape.

I can’t believe I’m fortunate enough to say this, but they’re back, yet again, with a fantastic new song called “Muddy Waters”. While I feel like Spock doesn’t get enough appreciation for laying the pavement for their incredible work, he’s sort of the unsung hero of the group’s dynamic. He does his thing yet again with this instrumental, utilizing tiptoeing, industrial synths, piercing percussion, and banging drums. Pouya goes right in for the first verse, annunciating his words in an uninterrupted flow that is so carefully pieced together that you might think it took weeks to craft such a wonderful verse when in all reality, it just comes naturally to him. Boobie’s following part is just about as polished as ever, as he uses different inflections in his voice to rotate through various sounds. One of the reasons I like Boobie Lootaveli so much is his nonchalant demeanor as he recites bars in such intricate, masterful ways without even breaking a sweat.

Pouya follows Boobie’s lead in the hook, sounding just about as smooth as I’ve ever heard him sound. Considering the duo hails from Florida, they stick with this theme throughout the song considering its very title references the swamps that are spread around the state as they can be heard talking about alligators in the water and even shouting out Miami. For Boobie’s second verse, he bounces on the already vivacious production fluently before Pouya comes in for his final verse. This part switches up from the overall vibe of the track, as Pouya can be heard slowing his words down and utilizing a sort of echoing vocal effect that was extremely appealing in my opinion. Pouya touches on many topics throughout this extensive offering including the fact that he’s speeding through traffic like he’s trying to escape from something, more problems coming along with his thriving financial situation, always being honest and real, and the fact that he’s waiting for his time on Earth to come to an end. Boobie discusses a myriad of things as well including the fact that he’s been getting rich in more than just one way, other people being broke, and drug dealing, as he implements his always intricate wordplay to convey these messages.

While I’m not entirely sure what we did to deserve more incredible music from this group of talents, I’m not going to complain at all. I have yet to hear a bad song from them when they get together and create hits, and I’m starting to think that it’s impossible for them to do such a thing. While certain signs are pointing in the direction of the Greatest Hits trilogy being completed with a second volume, this is complete speculation by me. Would it be incredible and much appreciated? Without a doubt. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what the next move is, but for now, “Muddy Waters” is the insane new offering from the dynamic Florida duo that just seems to never slow down, so be sure to check it out.