If there's a better blues record this year I haven't heard it: "Trap Niggaz" is a dark record, one which says little but implies a lot, letting Future's pain live in the echo. The foregrounded drums and faint melodic wash suggesting the paralysis of an individual in a world that spins independently. A cocktail of contradictory emotions, a proud lament of the patterns and addictions of the lifestyle, its narrative approach isn't far removed from Juvenile's in "Ha." Its only problem is that it's too short, a window into the emotional lives of a world rarely treated with the nuanced reflection it deserves.
Future "Trap Niggaz"
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