Texas trap rapper Hippy LaFlame brings a murky, moody, lo-fi touch to a trio of recordings that each has a certain level of trippy trap-adelics. “They Know I’m Gone” enters with a stark, delicate, acoustic guitar intro and, minutes later, exits with an LSD- juiced flurry of Kanye-influenced tempo changes with ultra-heavy vocal fx where LaFlame changes up his flow in interesting, unexpected ways. While “Overdrive” is a more typical hip-hop song, the dark, murky “In Love, Banger” allows LaFlame’s flow to go full schizo, from woozy to frantic, from weed to speed, and the result is a deeply grotesque scenario. All in all, this artist is on his own strange trip and it’s not yet clear who else is up for such a haunted ride.
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Style: Trap/Psychedelic Hip-Hop