Backpack rap has an uncomfortable stigma attached to it. These days, it’s seen as a thing to be left in the past, but that’s alright, there are many ways to hide your past, and Open Mike Eagle and Has-Lo break this down nicely in their latest. This one is from Open Mike Eagle’s 4NML HSPTL, out now.

“If you’re afraid they might discover your back pack past… start trap rapping, do a bunch of coke, grow a handlebar, do some more coke.”

A CONVERSATION WITH OPEN MIKE EAGLE