It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Doley Bernays. Resting comfortably underground, the Bronx rapper is ready to hit the major rap leagues with the release of his 2-pack, EP Is It Fall Yet?
The tracks showcase two sides to the emcee. With “Somebody to Blame,” the lyrical head-nodder runs the hip-hop gamut with slick wordplay while showcasing a determinism, wisdom and life or death energy that can be found in MCs such as Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole and Meek Mill, respectively.
“Played the hand I was dealt/plotting, they held the deck out/Get this money, I put my neck out/Now y’all feel left out/Stop crying like I never been down, but I ain’t stressed out/Kool-aid packs with tap water attached all us,” raps the Uptown native,” raps Bernays.
There’s also the inspirational track titled, “Get Rich” which finds the rookie rapper contemplating on his ride-or-die mentally to become successful, despite moments of doubt. For hip-hop heads who need a break from the druggy or drill raps, Bernays has enough firepower to satisfy your heart, mind and spirit.
In the past, the rapper has earned acclaim as an indie rapper from Complex and Pitchfork for his 2013 release, Just In Case. He’s worked with the likes of 03 Greedo, Kato and Denzil Porter while making moves across the stages of A3C and SXSW.
Prior to the release of Is It Fall Yet?, Bernays dropped “We All Sin Here.”
Stream “Somebody to Blame” and “Get Rich” below.