Lucki Eck$ - Alternative Trap
Listen to if you want: Interesting production, rap that isn't driven by booming bass
Every now and then, Drake captures a moody, atmospheric vibe that most rappers can't touch—but Drake mostly captures this vibe when he's singing. Instead of relying on machine gun hi-hats and exploding bass, he'll flirt with a more minimal backdrop and tone down his energy to match it. Drake doesn't have many of those moments on Nothing Was the Same. Thankfully, a teenage Chicago rapper named Lucki Eck$ thrives in minimal settings, and his Alternative Trap mixtape deconstructs the typical notion of a rap beat for refreshing and intriguing results. Just press play on track one and you'll hear it immediately.