New Music: Jean~Baptiste – RiP2TRAP

Jean~Baptiste is an American hip hop artist who first hit my radar at the end of 2020 with his fresh take on toxic relationships Better Off. I’m pleased to say he’s back on the blog with his latest. A defence of old school hip hop, it’s called RiP2TRAP.

By Graeme Smith

It’s a take I’ve heard a lot recently, that the path rap is taking is a dark one, and that it should return to its roots. It’s a message that Jean~Baptiste makes his own though, with clever and well-observed lyrics and his inimitable flow. He’s accompanied with beatboxing and a beat that could be taken straight from the ’80s. Through it all though, it’s just a great track, and a good advert for the old school.

You can check out RiP2TRAP below.