Smokepurpp may not have the ‘Lil’ in his name but he is definitely a part of this new generation of ‘SoundCloud rappers.’ So much so that if he wasn’t constantly dropping his own name in lines I’d easily confuse him with the countless others out there. I’m honestly not sure what has had his name buzzing over this past year because everything off Bless Yo Trap sounds like everything I’ve been hearing for the past year or so. Like his cohorts, it’s pretty much pointless even talking about lyrical content or lyricism – it’s all about as deep as a kiddie pool, and the production which may have started out as divergent from the mainstream sound when this wave started, is all but generic now. Bless Yo Trap is a by the numbers ‘SoundCloud rap’ album that fails to produce anything really worth of note. When the bar of entry into this sub-genre is this low they were always bound to start cannibalizing each others’ sound and fan base sooner than later.
If you would've told me that Rich The Kid's "The World Is Yours" would be a better project than "Culture II", I wouldn't have believed you, but that's exactly the case here, and while there's nothing revolutionary about the music he's putting out, it more than scratches that itch for good 'trap' music.
XXXTENTACION said his goal was to show his versatility on this project and although a lot of the stuff here is watered down representations of said genres, his talent is undeniable and his renditions turned out better than I ever would have expected. Now most of it feels like teasers/unfinished versions with only two tracks going over 3 minutes, but sonically there's more than enough here to keep me coming back. ? is as enigmatic a project as XXXTENTACION is as an artist but there's an undeniable draw to it and to him that continues to surprise.
For what they may lack in pure lyricism both Travis Scott & Quavo have a great grasp on melody and have flows that you can't help but get caught up in. Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho won't make any of my end of the year lists but it's worthy of more than a few spins and provided great turn up music for the holidays. I can't ask for much more from the pair.
“This is a fur from koala
My niggas scammers and robbers
Everything hit like the Dodgers
Drop all my chains in the water”
Have you heard Bless Yo Trap? What’d you think about it? Did it sound like just about every other artist from this new generation of rap? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the album.
Smokepurpp & Murda Beatz – Bless Yo Trap Reaction
"Bless Yo Trap" is a by the numbers 'SoundCloud rap' album that fails to produce anything really worth of note. When the bar of entry into this sub-genre is this low they were always bound to start cannibalizing each others' sound and fan base sooner than later.