New Jersey’s Buck LGR shares bona fide project: 4thWardNation 3


They always say you should watch out for the calm ones. Buck LGR sounds unruffled.


Buck LGR's "Fourth Ward Nation" cover art

Photo: Courtesy of the artist


uck LGR, a New Jersey-native rapper, released his new project four days ago. It’s been awhile since he heard the mild-tone musician on a thumping instrumental. In an entertaining yet simple way, he explains his jolting logic. It’s a dark body of music, but somehow, hopeful. Or that could just be the empath in me—hoping for a happy ending. Regardless of what happens throughout his day and night, he finds the time to praise Allah. Responsibly, Buck LGR does not claim to be an angel. Making him a standup guy in my book, who is far from a hypocrite.

Personally, I enjoy listening to music by new artists. Why? I get to know the person on a deeper level. If the artist is one to take time to write verses or think about what they want to say on the record, it is a well-thought-out delivery. I believe it is the best presentation of the person’s mind. I don’t think I would sit with the artist, and he would tell me about his relationship with his mother’s boyfriend unless it was relevant to the topic of discussion. Some things are only disclosed in music, that people wouldn’t dare talk about in public or private.

Buck LGR is the persona he curates on social media. He’s loyal. He has experienced a lot of losses. He isn’t silent about his pain and stress. There’s a lot of pain, and he probably indulges in pills and potion to numb himself. I could be wrong, but that’s how it appears. When your friends with him, he makes sure that in death that your memory lives on.

Above all, the layered rapper is capable of painting relatable pictures in his music. Have you ever watched a child walk to the casket of a parent? As you can imagine, it is heartbreaking. Stream “4thWardNation 3”, the fourteen-track effort with plenty of street anthems to get to know the rapper. The project features two fellow musicians, Jay 45 and Albee Al.