You might recognize Traffic from his feature on ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face closer "Tookie Knows II," and if not, you might want to get acquainted with the Los Angeles rapper. Traffic recently came through to deliver his new thirteen track album All Blue Everything, and in case you haven't already guessed, it's heavy on the West Coast vibes. With features from ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples, Lil Blood, Smac, T.F., Trizz, Dreebo, & Ad, Traffic's All Blue Everything is reminiscent of some of the late-nineties/early millennium West-Coast projects from Kurupt, Ice Cube, Bad Azz, and more.
Album highlight "Classic," which finds Traffic trading bars with ScHoolboy Q, is the perfect example of West-west-ya'll lyricism, with both emcees trading vicious bars over a laid back piano-based instrumental. The following track "On The Grind, goes equally hard, and finds Vince Staples picking up where Big Fish Theory murdering a futuristic instrumental with his effortless flow. "N***as know the deal when the beef cracked off hopped out with the ski-mask off and the skinnies," raps Vince, "Lil Vince don't skateboard no mo'got a black snub nose gettin' busy." Both those tracks are among the project's strongest moments, but Traffic is a capable emcee in his own right.
His raspy delivery and unabashedly Los Angeles persona are enough to entertain, carrying songs like the personal and minimalist "Everyday Life." "All my baby mamas mad at me," raps Traffic. "And as a black man I can't lie man that shit's sad to see, because deep inside I know where I'm supposed to be, at home with the kids n***a gettin shit done, instead he in the streets n***a chasin' these funds, by the time I get home I can't play with my sons." Be sure to check out this project if you're looking to revisit some of those classic LA vibes.