Artist of the day: Temp
This summer, Tampa rapper Temp dropped Empty Stages, a forceful, 17-song mixtape featuring collaborations with producer Doo Wop and fellow east Hillsborough rapper Eyeznpowa. It’s a funky collection that gives plenty of love to Tampa as Temp raps about life, lessons and his lyrical skill: “I talk sick / I spit this s--- / they holdin’ telethons for me,” he raps on the mixtape’s intro.
But he didn’t stop with Empty Stages — he recently dropped another new single, Inside a Verse, which you can check out on Facebook. It’s a writer’s confessional paean to the straight and narrow life, in which Temp claims to “prefer root beer over cider” and says he “don’t like to f--- with the clubs / I’d rather stay in my crib.” He says he’s “a lover, not a fighter / rather kiss her than to bite her / never freestyle, not me, but I’m a hella f---in’ writer.”
Empty Stages is available for free download via Hulkshare. Click here to get it.