Trouble has been one of the best rappers in Atlanta since, like, ever, but it feels like for whatever reason he hasn’t quite gotten over nationally the same way his peers have. Which is a shame; dude can fucking rap, and he’s been dropping gems consistently for years. But hey, not all’s fair in love and hip-hop, but lately Trouble-Trouble has garnered a little momentum from his guest appearance on Young Thug’s “Thief in the Night,” which is notable for both being an excellentely excellent song as well as Trouble’s amazing acting in its music video—he uses money to cover up his face to show he’s shocked, he wears a blazer with no shirt in the strip club, and his and Thugger’s high five at 3:47 is one of my favorite rap video moments of the year. He really carries the song despite it being on Slime Season 2, and it gives me hope that one day he’ll be as big as a Thug or a Rich Homie Quan or whoever.
To that end, he’s recently released a new track with Fetty Wap, and while it’s not as urgent as “Thief in the Night” or as unconventional as his turn on Lucci’s “Key to the Streets,” it’s further proof that Trouble has as much personality, pizzaz, and flair as anybody else in the crowded field of Atlanta talent. Fetty and Trouble match perfectly here, maybe they can get together with Alley Boy and Monty and do a DuckZoo tape or something.