Once again it’s made clear that the Tacoma scene can’t be fucked with. On his recent double album Luxury/Trap, Lroc shows us the full scope of his talent. Luxury/Trap is reminiscent of the classic Outkast album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, though rather than a duo going track for track, Lroc has the reins for the duration of the project. The first half of the album, Luxury is like a nostalgic walk through your hometown. There are elements of classic hip-hop, jazz-inspired instrumentals, and a Southern inspired delivery that only reinforces the comparisons to Outkast’s album.
Trap, on the other hand, is…well, it’s trap. Bombastic bass meshes with clicky hi-hats to make a second half that somehow meshes perfectly with the first, despite their vast differences. Lroc manages to take the two competing philosophies of modern vs classic hip-hop and blend them into a congruous double LP.