Album Review: ‘Next Of Kin’ – Bundy


Fresh heat out of South Seattle, fast rising rapper Bundy is coming for the game with his brand new album Next Of Kin.

Bundy is a talented spitter that’s been grinding since dropping his debut album back in 2019. His talent hasn’t gone unnoticed and Bundy quickly built a lot of hype around himself locally, making his 2021 sophomore album Next of Kin a super anticipated project.

This 14 track effort definitely has the potential to take Bundy’s career to the next level, from underground hero to international hopeful. Fun fact, Bundy has musical blood running through his veins. He just so happens to be the cousin of rock legend Jimi Hendrix! Bundy is hoping he can make the same cultural impact on hip-hop as his late cousin did in rock. And if this album is anything to go by then he might just be in with a shot…

Across the entire project Bundy captures this super wavy trap vibe, mixing melodic auto-tuned crooning with straight up bars. The man knows how to put a catchy hook together over a glistening beat that you just can’t help but nod your head to. The whole album is a vibe!

Wild is one of out standouts from the project. It’s one of those tracks where Bundy has pushed the wavy party vibes up to 100, whilst still mixing in those emotional lyrics and jangly guitar energy. The chorus gets stuck in your head instantly, it’s a cut that demands being stuck on repeat.

On the other side of the coin, Bundy shows he can come with the conscious lyricism behind the mic with What’s Change. You really have to deep this one, it’s all about being black and proud. It calls you to fight against racial inequality and hit the streets with some righteous anger. Despite how deep the lyrics are Bundy still manages to give it this commercial hit spin with a banging hook. He just doesn’t miss on this project.

Next Of Kin is a project that cements Seattle spitter Bundy’s dynamic ability to deliver hits with a message. All 14 tracks are an absolute vibe and leave you feeling uplifted after listening. What more can you ask for? Bundy is one to watch in 2022.