Shortly after announcing his deal with former Roc-A-Fella founder Kareem “Biggs” Burke’s latest business venture, Circle of Success Management Company, SAINt JHN is back with his new song “Trap”. Featuring a solid verse from Atlanta star Lil Baby, both artists recount their experiences of hustling to making a way for themselves. “Trap”, which was produced by f a l l e n, creates an atmospheric vibe that sounds like hip-hop & alternative rock fusion. 

While “Trap” is catchy with its repetitive hook “Only love a real nigga knew was trap, I trap, I trap, really came up from the mat”, it’s also underwhelming for SAINt JHN who burst onto the scene with a vanguard approach to hip-hop. As true to life as his lyrics are they also feel uninspired and read as an attempt to reach mainstream by mentioning “trap”. SAINt JHN’s verse doesn’t commit to the lyrics he introduces in the chorus, which makes it hard to connect with the song beyond a surface level. 

Coming off such an astounding first release with Collection One, we hope that SAINt JHN’s upcoming album, Ghetto Lenny’s Love Songs for Christians offers more. 

Written by: @Chrissydru_