RTB “Real Trench Baby” MB, better known as Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges, just dropped his long-awaited follow-up to his first project Up the Score.
Halftime is a 12-track album that enlists rappers from the buzzing scene that is Michigan rap. Fans love to denote the sound strictly as being native to Detroit. But, many of the scene’s brightest stars are from Flint: Rio Da Yung OG, Louie Ray, and RMC Mike. Now Bridges has even found a second lane of stardom outside of the basketball world.
RTB MB isn’t just another hooper turned rapper, or some poor soul attempting to crossover into the music world because they’re bored, he’s really a star. The Hornets Forward causes social media uproar whenever he posts a snippet, or really anything alluding to a music release. Although Bridges isn’t necessarily at the same stature in the music world as artists like Lil Durk, Pop Smoke, or Juice WRLD; he shares a quality with the 3 mentioned that makes his music so captivating: he’s personable. Not many celebrities are their true selves, fearing they may lose a certain audience they’ve gained by being completely authentic, but not MB. I’m not sure there’s ever been an active athlete rapper, who doesn’t hold punches the way MB does (unless you count Master P). The duality MB lives within is something you can’t teach, you either have it or you don’t. This dichotomy of Miles Bridges is astounding, especially in a world where those of his social status often seem unreachable is definitely something to marvel at. This is the perfect opportunity to offer fans a look at what his life is like outside of the Spectrum Center, no censoring, no lies, just great rap.
The music truly speaks for itself, so we’ll get out of the way. But if you see me sneaking courtside to ask Miles Bridges for a feature, mind your business.