After getting some massive co-signs from Dr. Dre and LeBron James, Symba is ready to put himself in the G.O.A.T. conversation. The Oakland rapper returned on Friday (May 20) with a braggadocious new track titled “GOAT” that aims to spark a conversation about his place in Hip Hop.
“They ask who’s the best MC? Biggie, JAY-Z or Nas,” Symba raps. “Aubrey Graham, Jermaine Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Weezy F, Eminem or Tupac Shakur, well I think it’s about time I make ’em mention the boy.”
The 29-year-old lyricist, who rapped on “GOAT” that he hadn’t even dropped an album, gone on tour or made any hit records, has been wowing legendary rappers such as 2 Chainz and Snoop Dogg with his talents since he emerged back in 2012. He dropped off his debut mixtape Don’t Run From R.A.P. in 2020 with Atlantic Records, which featured appearances from Tity Boi, Ty Dolla $ign, Moneybagg Yo, OT Genasis and Too $hort among others.
“I plan on becoming a household name in every way,” he told Billboard at the time. “By being consistent with my music, consistent with my message, and touching the people. You can never go wrong when you create good music. But what’s more important than the music, to me, is making sure the people who are listening know that I’m just like them. I have the same ups and downs in life as everyone else on this planet. I am not any different, I just chose rap as my diary.”
Check out the video for “GOAT” below.