We’re probably somewhere in the third trap revival. The days of TI and Jeezy gave way to Gucci and Flocka and now the kids who grew up on all four of them are making music. From A$AP Ferg to Houston Maxo Kream, the sound is less a regional preference as much as it’s a way to work hi-hats, 808s, and blunted Southern stomp into the proceedings. Even the Gates and Juicy J albums, two of the year’s best, probably fall loosely into the vortex.
I already mentioned Maxo earlier this year and he is still rapping ferociously about bricks and ski masks and semi-automatic weapons. This is less the throwed Texas swang than it is Atlanta annexing the territory once claimed by Sam Houston. Nothing fancy here, just some aggressive raps that will sound great on a 40 ounce run or quick trip to pick up some grenades at the super market. Maxo’s tape QuiccStikes drops Sept. 30, just in time for my birthday, which works great because I was totally planning a very chill Home Invasion themed party.
HT: Steady Bloggin