The game’s most recognizable producer with his iconic producer tags and memorable sound, Pi’erre Bourne, has been really been applying tons of pressure in the game ever since he step foot in it. Without a doubt, his sound is one that is often imitated but never duplicated, and he is inspiring tons of producers out there with his simplistic, yet encapturing instrumentals that he has flooded the game with. While most known for his beats, he began his career years ago as a self-fulfilled rapper, being able to write his own songs, record and mix them, and provide the beat as well.
His project series The Life of Pi’erre has been around since 2016 if you remember Pi’erre from his early Soundcloud days. Dropping the first three installments exclusively on Soundcloud, many fans we’re aware that he actually rapped until his guest verse on Playboi Carti’s Die Lit in 2018. His debut album The Life of Pi’erre 4 was considered a cult classic by many fans of his, and he is back to do it all over again–this time, ten times bigger. It’s finally here–The Life of Pi’erre 5.
One thing fans can immediately differentiate from his last project is that there are a couple of features this time around. Playboi Carti accompanies Pi’erre on the second track on the album titled “Switching Lanes”. Pi’erre and Carti trade verses as they both flex as humbly as they can about the lavish life they both live. Pi’erre even references a phone call with his grandmother where she tells him how she wants a car. The second feature on the album would be Lil Uzi Vert on “Sossboy 2”, a sequel to the original “Sossboy” appearing on the TLOP 4 deluxe last year. The last feature on the album would be Sharc, on the song “Drunk & Nasty”.
Lyrically, Pi’erre is in a brand new bag as he steps it up on this project even more and really showcases how deep his pen can go. One thing he loves to do is make scenarios out of real-life situations and utilize similes and metaphors as much as he can. On “Biology 101”, the chorus reads “Pull up to my hotel, like I’m Cassidy/I just want your body like anatomy”, as he ties in the title of the song. There is no debate when it comes to the production as well, as he goes even crazier than he normally does on this project. While he refutes this statement, many people believed he was taking from Kanye’s playbook of “saving all the good beats for himself”. In fact, he even speaks about a lot of the songs he had for his own projects, he ended up giving to other artists for their own bodies of work.
Nonetheless, TLOP 5 delivers on every aspect possible as Pi’erre continues to prove why he belongs in the producer field and the artist field as well. Dropping right in time for the summer, lots of people want albums they can put in rotation and wild out to. This album is that, and so much more, and it is easily an early contender of Album of the Year for me personally.
Stream The Life of Pi’erre 5 below!