Young Trap- Is He Just The Flavor Of The Moment Or A Growing Hip Hop Icon?






Young Trap- Is He Just The Flavor Of The Moment Or A Growing Hip Hop Icon?




Young Trap is a character…
I don’t know him well…
Hell I don’t think I’ve had a conversation any longer than “Yo Trap, what’s up bruh?”
But his staff, namely DJ Pretty Ricky and I have a long standing history of business with one another…

My girl introduced me to Trap last year when I was coming out of retirement (for the second time… or was it the third… anyway…).


So I’m in the car, I plug in her I-Pod and here, this teenager with grown man swag says, “she a five star bitch like Gotti say…”

 03 - Top Of Tha Line by brandonkolbyjacobs 



Now CLEARLY this isn’t the most prolific bar of lyrics I’ve ever heard in my life, but the kid had courage…
He was confident in himself which is really half the battle in our business…
Not to mention he had a hook from Young Cash…


I listened to “Top of The Line“ all the way through only to have her tell me that he was going to be dropping a mixtape “7-14-10” later in the year and something inside me said, “this kid isn’t regular.” And that sort of passion for the game I had when I was his age came rushing back into me… Not because I had found the next Talib Kweli, because I think even Trap wouldn’t say he’s lyrically prolific…


But because the kid had…the kid HAS style…


“4 Loko…”
“Point Blank Shyt…”
“Itz In My Back…”
“Heyy…”
“Got Fye (Remix)…”
All these records came down the pipeline… AND THEY WERE GOOD!


 Yung Trap Tracks by brandonkolbyjacobs 





“7-14-10” would drop and it would make Trap a local celebrity… and it would do quite a bit for Pretty Ricky’s name as a DJ.
June last year I was privileged to have Yung Trap grace the stage at one of my parties and I can honestly say that the young man has presence that extends itself beyond the typical “grab your dick and walk around the stage.”


Yung Trap has presence and is engaging while on stage with quality music that connects to his generation.
No he isn’t the next Nas and I don’t think it’s his aspiration to be, but he is what equates to a quality artist with an abundance of charisma, a sound team behind him, and quite a selection of club records.


What can slow him down?


Probably the same sorts of things that can slow any up and coming artist down…
Complacentcy…
Drugs…
Listening to people who don’t have your best interest at heart…
And most of all arrogance…


But I don’t find those qualities to be present in the homie Yung Trap and I think his choice to align himself with Pretty Ricky, who is regionally becoming one of the top DJ’s because of his sound work ethic and willingness to work with up and coming artists, was the best decision he could have made. With a new mixtape “Year of the Beckham” (damn I wanna know what kinda weed they were smoking when they came up with that title…lol) there’s no question that Trap is making a legitimate attempt to obtain the interest of not only his market but the state of Florida and the entire southern region.

Check out www.datpiff.com for more music from the homie Yung Trap!









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