Singled Out: "I Come From The Trap, I Ain't Shunning It & Acting Like That's Not Where I Come From"
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 12:00PM
[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After "Love & Hip Hop" star Somaya Reece gave the scoop on "Classy Girl," Memphis rapper Don Trip explains his new "Human" anthem.]
The 'Human' record really came from me, having seen a lot of articles, blog sites and tweets with people saying what they're expecting me to be a backpack rapper. Or thinking I'm a conscious rapper.
People got that impression from the 'Letter To My Son' record but that's just pain and emotion. It's really just me pouring my heart out. You can break that song down. I'm not trying to save the world, I'm trying to see my kid. I guess people wanted me to be the pastor of hip-hop or something.
I felt like there was so much music I put out before 'Letter To My Son' and so much music after 'Letter To My Son' people tend to get naive and think I'm a conscious rapper and that's what I'm going to speak on.
I want people to understand that I'm serious and I speak on everything. I come from the trap, I ain't shunning it, acting like that's not where I come from but I'm also not glorifying it at the same token. I felt like the 'Human' was needed for people to understand that no matter what, I still gotta live.
Just because they got me on TV or have me all over the Internet, it don't mean I don't have everyday problems like regular people. I felt like this was a record I needed people to understand what they don't know. I appreciate the fact my music can touch them, no matter what record it is, but at the same token, you gotta understand I still have to live my life.
Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, Don Trip has made a name for himself on the underground market with a slew of mixtapes. Working alongside artists like Starlito and Cee-Lo Green, Trip's buzz has continued to build in 2012 with the release of his DJ Drama-hosted Gangsta Grillz: Guerilla.
Check out "Human" below: