The East Coast’s vibrant NYC Drill and Jersey Club scenes are defined by the young talent that surrounds it. From Kay Flock to DD Osama to Sugarhill Ddot, BBG Steppaa is keeping “focused” on the music he holds close at just 15-years-old.
Mentored and managed by the ‘Club Godfather’ Bandmanrill, the Newark native is writing his story on his own terms. Stemming from viral Jersey Drill hits in “Catch Up” with DD Osama and “Stay Strapped,” the teen emcee remains dead-set on buying his mother a house before he signs with a major label. A promise that Stepaa continues to pursue, it didn’t take long for the rising drill rapper to gain his footing backed by the support of his family — vacating school to focus on the promising career he attained at such young age. It’s apparent that Steppaa prioritizes the people closest to him — a testament to his passion and diligence to the craft that’s allowed him to succeed.
Inspired by HBO’s Empire and music from his close camp, it’s the sampling of classic records that make the current drill wave so enticing. However, Steppaa is stepping away from this practice in the future — igniting a new era and steering clear of “sample clearance issues” in 2023. Alongside frequent collaborators in Guwop Digital!, RARI Digital!, Elvis Beatz and more, his debut EP Hottest Youngin proved that BBG was the real deal. “I don’t do no bullsh*t,” he said describing his outlook. “I stay out the streets, out the way… I’m real focused.”
On a mission to “get out the hood for good,” Steppaa is still independent searching for a deal that will change he and his family’s lives for the long haul. His latest track is a perfect example of his potential, as “FreeDaShiest” is an ode to the streets he circles. Others like his street performance of “City Voices” further exemplifies his knack for gliding over any beat he touches — blitzing through with a menacing, quick-witted flow and bars that are beyond his years.
Regardless of his age, he gives you many reasons to double take — teasing that his upcoming project will be something “bigger and better” once it drops. Keeping things low-key, BBG Steppaa sat down with OGM host Hakeem Rowe to speak on DD Osama, Bandmanrill, Jersey Drill, “Stay Strapped,” “Catch Up,” his upcoming project and more in our latest Our Generation Music exclusive.
Watch BBG Steppaa’s OGM exclusive below!