“The Southern Biggie” was his title proclaimed by down south legend, T.I., early on in B’s career. The briefly signed Hustle Gang member and Alabama representer, B was on the road to success upon abruptly bursting into radio’s playlists with his provocative, “Let Me Find Out,” in which the remixed received over 3 million views on YouTube. The street anthem of entitled the real, “Definition of a Trapper.” The 22 year old Montgomery superstar complete with his infamous eyepatch (which later he adopted a more luxurious Gucci eyepatch as showcased to the right) born Glenn Thomas released a total of 5 mixtapes with a still beating heart, before the short lived fame and fortune was cut too short when he was shot at a restaurant in his hometown, where he was declared dead at the hospital. My dearest condolences to the late Doe B and all who ran with him in his prime. He wasn’t like Gucci. He wasn’t like T.I.P. He was stylistic and his methods were all to his own with an intensely unique presence. He was like Doe B. And no one will ever be, “like Doe.”
Released April 1st, 2014 was D.O.A.T. 3, his follow up release from his Baby Jesus release that received critical reception and created evoked earthquakes in trunks from Louisiana to Alabama, from Alabama to Atlanta and everywhere in between. D.O.A.T. 3 represents an equally if not thoroughly furthermore impressive masterpiece, featuring vocals from T.I., good friend of Doe’s Young Dro, Houston legend, Trae and production from trap veteran, Zaytoven, 808 Mafia member TM88, M16, KE On The Track and more. The mixtape ties the south tighter than any boy scout could ever tie a knot by linking together every hood from Houston to ATL. Containing material common to Doe B of heavy hitting trapping content (hence the name), slower love tunes that Doe B began incorporating into his material before the faithful December day and more.
The, “Biggie of the South” may be an overstatement (maybe even a bias to his stature) but Doe B was the last of a dying breed, not to be cliche. He represented real trap music, the nearly extinct art that birthed in Atlanta and like southern cities in 2000 with the founding fathers being Lil Jon, Scrappy, Crime Mob, etc. Doe B was the offspring of the 2000-2010 southern crunk/trap movement, but his rhythmic art lives on in D.O.A.T. 3, and in a debut album set to release in the near future.
Doe will certainly be missed as the pirate appearance, ruthless southern presence but we all can settle on the fact that he’s swervin’ in donks just as he did in the “Let Me Find Out” music video through the clouds and heavens.
-Zach Davis (@ZadricDavis)
Check out his mixtape above and tell us what you think!