Lecrae has easily solidified his spot as the most successful gospel rapper in the history of the genre and it’s not even close. He’s been able to achieve that because he’s found away to appeal to a much larger audience than just the gospel crowd. He’s always straddled that fine line but to see him team up with Zaytoven was a surprise. Zaytoven has been responsible for some of the biggest trap records out there, especially in trap’s early days, and the usual material laid to these type beats are about as far from gospel as you can get. But where as others have typically used these beats to glorify the streets and ‘trap’ life, Lecrae takes aim at talking about the perils of that lifestyle and advocating for a better and at the least different way. It’s not as jarring as you’d expect it to be as he’s very subtle in the messaging and the focus is more on the musicality of it all – which has always been his strength. It’s especially entertaining to hear someone like Waka Flocka Flame deliver a verse without any cursing or threats of shooting anyone. I don’t think any of the beats will go down as Zaytoven’s best but they still are more than serviceable. Let The Trap Say Amen was an unexpected pairing that turned out actually pretty dope.
While "Activated" is still full of bangers and hard-hitting rhymes, it at times feels like Tee Grizzley is trying to escape his image as a 'street level' rapper and tap into more commercial success - which is understandable, but it's not when he's at his best.
Rae Sremmurd has proven that they sound fine as solo artists but "Sr3mm", while not musically as good as "Swaecation" and a bit better than "Jxmtro", shows that they still sound at their best when feeding off of each other's energy and what they both respectively bring to the table.
"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.
Thought he had figured it out But I was there when he got sentenced Left the babies with the BM he don’t ever get to see em Kalif Browder for a season I’m writing letters tryna free em
– “2 Sides of the Game”
Have you heard Let The Trap Say Amen? What’d you think about it? Do you think Lecrae & Zaytoven paired well together? Would you want to hear Lecrae on more trap beats? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the album.
Lecrae & Zaytoven – Let the Trap Say Amen Reaction
Where as others have typically used these beats to glorify the streets and 'trap' life, Lecrae takes aim at talking about the perils of that lifestyle and advocating for a better and at the least different way. It's not as jarring as you'd expect it to be as he's very subtle in the messaging and the focus is more on the musicality of it all.