Trap music, the genre, as we know it, is slowly making its exit. In its place, more organic, experimental rap is taking its place. For trap to have such a long run as it did (nearly 10 years), the way that it inspired other genres and types of rap coming behind it is nothing short of legendary. Bay Area’s Larry June decided to have a good crack at the parameters of it on his new single, aptly called “Trap Trap Trap.” Produced by Sledgren, the cut’s production is bog standard, on purpose. Then Larry comes in with hilarious rhymes that are so trap music infused that you half expect Waka Flocka to somersault out of the shadows when listening to it.
Listen to “Trap Trap Trap” below.
Julz drops “Bad Habit”
Juels Acevedo, also known as “Julz”, is an American singer, dancer, and guitarist of Puerto Rican and Guatemalan descent. He spent his early years in New Jersey learning how to play various instruments by the age of 5. His mother picked up on his many talents and put him into a school for the arts. Some kids grow up practicing sports full time, but Juels wanted to be a star. Juels was recording music by the time he was 13, and eventually took on the Julz moniker when he began to take his music to the next level.
Although he began studying the likes of Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and other classical rock and pop artists, he later progressed into a contemporary R&B and Urban Pop artist. Influenced by top tier artists such as Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, and Trey Songz, Juels found his own voice in the urban music realm. The sixteen-year-old talent showcases an agile vocality that projects a light-rasp in his pitch with feel-good melodies to compliment his undertones that are sonically vibrant in his music. After releasing his popular single, “Anything,” featuring Eric Bellinger in 2019, Juels plans to cultivate his audience under the direction of Blaq Tuxedo’s hit-making production for his next biggest hits yet, that includes “Bad Habit” in 2020.
Check out “Bad Habit” over on Apple Music.
Sic WithIt drops “U A Snitch”
Sic WithIt has released a raging new single, “U A Snitch” that features YBN Almighty Jay. Set to a decidedly Bay Area-influenced bounce, both rappers explore the harsh feelings that come with confronting a person that isn’t as real as they claim to be. The song, which comes with a music video that premieres next week, is an exhibition in emotion as musical inspiration, being one of the most intense songs, across all genres, that you’ll hear all year.
Check out “U A Snitch” over on Apple Music.
@cammurdochjams speaks to the black creatives on new song, “Stay Well”
Virginia rapper Cam Murdoch has an important message for black artists in the midst of the pandemic. It’s okay not to be at one hundred percent, and it’s understandable to not feeling like doing anything with so much going on. His new song “Stay Well” is about the importance of self care and it’s a necessary listen for anyone who’s feeling like they need a push in the right direction.
Check out “Stay Well” below.