Trouble, one of the most potent forces in Zone 6, is back with new music. He hasn't dropped much since May's Skoobzilla, though the tape was so damn hard that he hasn't had to. Each song is its own street gospel, and his hard-earned street narratives create a visceral listening experience each time. Best believe his return track is gonna be a good one. The new one from Trouble is called "Dig," and as shown on the cover artwork, it serves as a tribute to the late rapper and Atlanta bossman OG Double D, who was affiliated with Future's Freebandz team. The trap-meets-swing production comes from Cassius Jay, a recent selection for Behind The Beat.
It's hard to pin down what's so special about Trouble's style, as there isn't a trending style he's adhering to. He's a master of timing even while remaining wholly conversational. His flows slow and quicken in concord with his emotions, and he's able to work in catchy hooks as well as high-adrenaline verses all in one improvisational burst. I see Skoobzilla 2 written in the SoundCloud tags. "Dig" is a very promising start.
Trouble tells us that "Double D was a hustler and an inspiration to a lotta us on the Eastside. He was a real dude having real paper. Once he linked wit Future/Freebandz he was able to show the world his flava. Double D made you smile whether you wanted to or not." RIP to the OG.