Just a few hours up the road from Chicago lies Madison, where a small, talented class of young rappers is beginning to make a name for itself. Among these rappers is 18-year-old Trapo, who has just released his debut album Shade Trees. One of the album's best songs is "Riot," which features rising Chicago rapper/producer Saba.
Trapo raps remorselessly over an aggressive boom bap beat and a repeating piano chord that sounds straight off of Dr. Dre's 2001, then invites Saba to finish it off. Listen and read Saba's HNHH interview.
You better breathe, nigga
So many enemies, I feel like Kennedy
Rolling with Connally, going Sean Connery
Come and kill me, nigga
You doing comedy, I can't accommodate, it's been a real long day
I've been a real chill nigga
Empty the clip, empty the bank
Dark like a pit and sharpen the shank
Swim with the fish, you walk the plank
All of the kids is off the dank
All of my niggas hard to take