Usually, teenage rappers are too busy making melodic tracks about nonsense: such as jewelry, drugs, and women. They also “usually” don’t provide any substance pertaining to lyricism. But 19-year-old rapper Curtis Roach, who hails from Detroit, Michigan, has proven to be the anomaly. Roach has preferred to have his music feature an old-school hip-hop/jazz vibe, with sharp lyrics to match. He released his third project titled Highly Caffeinated in 2017 which got the attention of All Def Digital and Pitchfork Magazine.

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“Black Boy Joy,” which is not featured on Highly Caffeinated, was released a couple months ago and showcases Roach’s impressive flow and lyrics over fellow Detroit native J. Dilla’s production. If lyrics and a smooth vibe is your flavor, then “Black Boy Joy” and Curtis Roach is for you.

Check out “Black Boy Joy,” below.