If you’ve been reading my reviews for a minute, you know I’m a big fan of rap songs with witty lyricism and perceptive messaging. I’m happy if you give me some good hip-hop with a banging beat, some well-paced bars, and some clever rhymes and lines sprinkled throughout. I’m even happier if the song can pack a punch in a short time and with a run time of just under two minutes, “GOYA” by TheoryTheRapper checks off a lot of boxes.
TheoryTheRapper is a self-motivated and inspired artist who is bringing authentic lyricism back into mainstream hip hop. Born and raised in Gwinnet County, Georgia, he has always had a passion for hip-hop culture, known for b-boying and delving into music by NF, Token, and Big Sean. After joining the U.S. Navy at 23, his home away from home became a submarine, which became a pivotal point in his life as he would write songs instead of sleep. His first audiences were his shipmates under the ocean and now, it’s everyone above it as he encourages his listeners to pursue their goals alongside him. He strives to create music that opens up introspective conversations, as well as makes listeners feel confident and motivated.
“GOYA (Get Off Your Ass)” showcases his unmatched and constantly evolving prowess. It highlights his energetic style and lyrical virtuosity, creating a sound that is as equally addicting as it is unique. It is a creative and vibey single with nuances of musicality immersed in cultural diversity. This is a song for TheoryTheRapper to stamp his mark on the industry and show the world his hard-hitting bars as he unapologetically delivers verses in a way unique to his style.
Not only is this beat hot, but the bars are equally outstanding as well. Honestly, the backing track will make you feel like you’re starring in your own movie. It’s kind of sinister, but also pretty inviting. TheoryTheRapper opens his verse with an invigorating statement, setting the tone for the rest of the track. There’s an undeniable charisma in the delivery of the witty lyricism. The delivery is face-paced enough to keep your head bopping, but without feeling too rushed. It’s a magnetic track. Just take a listen for yourself.