Rappa dug deep into his A&R bag for his recent Trappin In Tha Summer mixtape.
The six track project has manifested into a proving ground for Rappa’s highly trained ear and includes guest features from artists such as NHale, Santeezy, Dante’ Harris, Whokid Woody and more.
Trappin In Tha Summer is a refreshing rendition of Rappa’s popular Trappin In Tha Winter mixtape series that delves into multiple unique and fledging rap sub-genres including Slapetone and new West Coast G-Funk.
Each song thriving on Trappin In Tha Summer holds a special place in Rappa’s heart because they each represent one of the many unique experiences he and his collaborators share while locking in the studio. For instance, the track “Focus” was a result of a podcast session with Santeezy and BennyAve, where they discussed their Slapeton sound—a blend of reggaeton and Hip Hop. Rappa’s collaboration with Dante Harris on “Slow Motion” was particularly noteworthy as well, due to the addition of Soulja Slim’s verse. Harris actually masterfully executed the execution of the record in unison with Rappa to give the project a touch of Louisiana.
In addition to maintaining the structure of the series with the return of Trappin In Tha Winter in coming months, Rappa also plans to deliver a new Spanglish album and create a statewide music festival under the name sake of tape.
Stream the project below.