New Music Critique: Young Trap

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Contact: trapyoung@gmail.com

Web: linktr.ee/allmylifealbum

Seeking: Exposure, Booking
Style: Rap

Memphis rapper Young Trap’s recent single “Pressure” from All My Life implores an epic gothic piano loop over trap beats. Granted “Trap” is in his name, the narrative of a drug dealer lifestyle has been so vividly expressed for decades. It is certainly a commonality for artists, but the gist of “my crew is tough and your crew shouldn’t come here” is tired. Despite this, the emcee has a great flow with melodic auto-tuned verses. “Givenchy” features a ubiquitous flute instrumental and ad libs that shout differing pronunciations of designer brands. “Cheap ass clothes don’t fit me/ No this ain’t no Fendi.” The production on these tracks is excellent, as it all sounds radio/car stereo-ready.