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Milwaukee’s J.P. breaks down meaning of viral hit “Bad Bitty”

todayApril 24, 2024

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Milwaukee's J.P. Breaks Down Meaning of Viral Hit "Bad Bitty"

In a recent Genius video, Milwaukee rapper J.P. explained the meaning and inspiration behind his breakout hit “Bad Bitty.” The 20-year-old artist, born on April 4, has captured attention with his unique blend of harmonies and melodies over the city’s signature lowend sound. J.P. began pursuing music seriously in 2022 after his brother and manager, Myles Coleman, recognized his potential when J.P.’s first song, “Juicy Ahh,” went viral on TikTok.

Produced by Milwaukee-based P the Producer, “Bad Bitty” features the relentless, driving 808 drum beats that characterize Milwaukee’s rap scene. The song’s lyrics celebrate partying and throwing cash at women in the club. “Hey from the back, shake it, you a bad bitty,” J.P. raps. “I know, and you know, that she gon’ shake that ass when I throw this cash.”

In the Genius video, J.P. delves into the meaning behind the track. He says the song is about capturing a mood and feeling. “Every single time that song come on, I can’t skip it. That song is too good, it feels too good, ’cause I was feeling too good when I was making it,” he explains. “I’m just glad to see that everybody else can feel the same type of way that I feel when I first made it.”

J.P. also breaks down his use of scatting in the song, which features him using syllables and sounds rather than words. He attributes this to his background in vocal jazz. “Scatting is like damn near speaking in tongues. Like, however you feel, that’s how you just convey it, and then you just add the syllables on to it,” he notes.

“Bad Bitty” gained traction after J.P. began promoting it alongside his friend 414 Big Frank’s song “Eat Her Up.” The track went viral on Instagram and TikTok, even attracting attention from notable figures like Wiz Khalifa and Chris Brown, who created videos featuring the song. With its infectious energy and J.P.’s melodic flow, “Bad Bitty” has resonated with fans and ignited the young rapper’s burgeoning career.

As J.P.’s star rises, the Milwaukee native remains focused on translating his online buzz into long-term success in the rap game. With his distinctive sound and knack for crafting viral hits, J.P. is poised to make his mark on the music scene in his hometown and beyond.


Written by: Tarik Moody

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