RAP Ferreira honors poet Bob Kaufman on new album

‘Bob’s Son’ arrived on New Year’s Day.

Rory Ferreira (formerly known as Milo) has kicked off 2021 with a brand-new album under his new moniker, RAP Ferreira.

Titled Bob’s Son: R​AP Ferreira in the Garden Level Cafe of the Scallops Hotel, the album was written as an “ode to the poet Bob Kaufman,” Ferreira wrote on Bandcamp. The 12-track release features songs produced under the rapper’s producer alias, Scallops Hotel, and contributions from Pink Navel, SB the Moor and Eldon Somers.

The album’s disjointed spoken-word closer, “Abomunist Manifesto,” also contains a reading of the 1959 Kaufman piece it is named for. “Abomunists never carry more than 50 dollars in debts on them,” Ferreira says over a crackling bassline. “Abomunists do not write for money, they write the money itself.”


Bob’s Son was released on New Year’s Day and is the second album under Ferreira’s new moniker, following last year’s Purple Moonlight Pages. Prior to that, the musician released three albums in 2018: one as Scallops Hotel (Sovereign Nose of Your Arrogant Face) and two as Milo (Budding Ornithologists Are Weary of Tired Analogies and Nostrum Grocers).

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