Pi'erre Bourne's Tlop5 is finally out and Twitter is crazy for it

Olivia Olphin June 11, 2021
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Twitter has gone wild today after Pi’erre Bourne released his new album Tlop5, or The Life Of Pi’erre 5. The producer-rapper recently teased fans with new music by releasing a song with Lil Uzi Vert called Sossboy 2. Pi’erre’s newest drop is the kind of effortlessly cool and complex album that we know we’re going to have on repeat.

Rapper drops hotly anticipated new album

This is the kind of news we want to wake up to on a Friday morning. Pi’erre Bourne has released his new album The Life of Pi’erre 5 and we can’t stop listening to it!

The new album has 16 songs and features collaborations with Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, and Sharc.

Sossyboy 2, featuring Lil Uzi Vert, was released earlier this week and has already become hugely popular.

Two other songs from the album, 4U and Groceries, already have 4.5 million and 1.1 million streams on Spotify.

Fans initially hoped the album would drop on 14 May, but they’ve had to wait just a little bit longer.

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The producer-rapper is well known for his synth beats. However, on this new album his voice rises above the production.

The content is perhaps well-trodden ground, rapping about money, sex and fashion, but the album itself has a new and refined direction compared with his previous album from 2019. His quirky production style now blends perfectly with his vocals.

We are loving the laid-back and effortless chill of HULU, as well as the sexy low-fi beats of Biology 101.

Pi’erre has been connecting with his fans on Twitter this morning, and is clearly loving fans’ connection to his music.

Behind the rapper’s musical inspiration

Bourne is not only a rapper but a producer. He was initially encouraged to produce his own music by his uncle while he was still at school.

Pi’erre Bourne grew up in Jamaica, Queens, in New York, but was born in Fort Riley, Kansas. His real name is Jordan Timothy Jenks and he is of Belizean-American descent.

Bourne discovered his rap name almost by accident as he was walking past his brother watching TV and the phrase “Yo Pi’erre, you wanna come out here?” blasted out of the speakers.

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Initially he was inspired by the likes of Dipset and G-unit. However, Pi’erre rose to prominence after he moved to Atlanta to work for Epic Records.

Rappers such as Lil Yachty and 21 Savage are now synonymous with the emergence and popularity of rap in Atlanta in 2010, and Bourne was a large part of this resurgence.

The rapper-producer has since collaborated with music legends such as Kanye West, Travis Scott and Drake.

Pi’erre Bourne’s net worth is thought to be about $3 million.

Fans go crazy for Pi’erre Bourne’s Tlop5 on Twitter

The immediate reaction to Pi’erre Bourne’s Tlop5 has been incredibly positive. Fans on Twitter are living for his new music.

We can’t wait to see the rapper live some time soon. You can hear Tlop5 on all music-streaming services now.

Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.