Bin Reaper 3: New Testament review: BabyTron’s latest album


THHL Records

Working as a sequel to “Bin Reaper 3: Old Testament,” BabyTron’s latest release is another quality collection of songs.

Raza Diop, Sports Editor

James Johnson III, commonly known as ‘BabyTron’, has gained the attention and appraisal of the rap community at large in the past year. At the ripe age of twenty two BabyTron has successfully released ten albums, earning himself three platinum labels and over two million monthly listeners. His latest album, “Bin Reaper 3: New Testament”, released on January 13th, 2023, has reaffirmed the validity of his rise to fame and ability to rap over an infinite range of beats. “Bin Reaper 3: New Testament” contains twenty six songs with a total listening time of one hour and twelve minutes, containing features from high profile artists, such as Lil Yachty and Rico Nasty, on a handful of tracks.

“Forever $cams” kicks off the album with a classic suspenseful beat that reminds audiences of his Detroit roots, while the second track “Next Level 2” really sets the tone for the rest of the album, containing a handful of beat switches while he welcomes listeners to a new artistic chapter. One of the most impressive tracks is number sixteen on the album “Zap Zone” with BabyTron laying down his own verses and a small feature from Certified Trapper. The song has a run time of three minutes and sixteen seconds, with a favorable beat that has a clapping effect in the background, easily pulling you into the song.

With this new album being the third in a series of connected releases that have blown up, it is no surprise that The New Testament has not gotten nearly the amount of traction as the previous albums considering the extremely high standards that they set not only for the artist, but for his listeners as well. Especially with such a long run time there are bound to be a handful skips, but overall I would say it was a quality piece of work that properly reflects BabyTrons artistic diversity and capability to keep his audience guessing.