As a 90s kid, I’ve realized I’ve been longing for the treasures of my past. A Sega Genesis, Ren and Stimpy, and a time when nothing else mattered but getting home to see Mighty Morphin Power Rangers after school. Those are the times I miss and it seems LA based, NYC Born hip hop/pop artist Bryce Vine longs for those days as well with his latest jam “Sour Patch Kids.”
In the video, Bryce takes his friends on a trip of a lifetime. With a time machine in tow, he is determined to go back to those times where responsibility only meant cleaning your room and the only tax that you had to pay was the sales tax on a pack of Pokémon cards. Ahhh, those were the days…
As for the song, why this isn’t a top 40 hit is boggling me. With all these hip hop artists going on about how rough their life was before, or having hot sex with every chick at the club, those just aren’t anything I can relate to. “Sour Patch Kids” is something we all can feel…not to mention the nostalgic throw back to horns in the bridge of the track! Giving respect to the sounds that came before him, this is the way hip hop should sound. Fresh off of an opening stint for the duo Karmin, it’s only going to be a matter of time until the world gives it up for Bryce Vine.
Now I’m going to curl up with my Sega Genesis and play some Sonic. Thanks for reminding me to never forget those times of having no care in the world, Bryce.