Rapidly rising star BfB Da Packman drops his outrageous new single “Hoe Friends,” via Capitol Records/10K Projects. Listen HERE.
The single is accompanied by a suitably debaucherous video. In the clip, the Flint, Michigan native exerts his considerable charisma over a house party before carrying it to its most absurd conclusion.
“Hoe Friends” makes reference to a couple of, well, unconventional family situations. “I’m single now,” Packman raps, while sliding through the party, picking up a donut that he wears on his pinky like an iced-out ring and pilfering red Solo cups from bystanders. “I got caught cheating with my b****’s auntie.” This is after he deadpans that he “put granny in a nursing home” because she was “acting extra.”
Aside from cracks like this, “Hoe Friends” is a canvas for Packman to flex his technical skill; he darts around the beat—courtesy of BeatsbyTrav, Taz Taylor, and Yakree—treating some lines like anthemic choruses and others like muttered asides.
“Hoe Friends” follows the sly, irresistible “Trick,” part of a string of singles that have kept Packman’s buzz at a fever pitch since the release of his acclaimed 2021 studio debut, Fat Niggas Need Love Too. Songs like “Stained Couch,” “Megan Knees,” and “Lost With Miami” show burgeoning pop instincts and—thankfully—a refusal to jettison the rough edges and killer instinct that have made him a favorite in Michigan’s famously grimy rap ecosystem.
Despite having just a short time in the spotlight—Packman broke through nationally in 2020 with “Free Joe Exotic,” named after the subject of the early-lockdown hit documentary Tiger King—he has earned his spot as one of the most colorful artists in hip-hop. The rapper has earned rave reviews for projects dating back to STD and God Bless All the Fat Niggas, both released in 2019. As his star continues to rise, Packman is on a mission to find the funniest, meanest, most novel ways to cut to the heart of any issue.