On hip-hop forums, users simply view Nav as a. Joining him on the project is superstar producer Metro Boomin, one of the rap games most coveted beat makers. Run The Trap was created in July 2012 to bring underground , Hip Hop, Club Music and other related genres to the forefront. But his boasting feels empty. As a formerly overweight unattractive Indian dude, I relate so hard to some of the things he says.
But your writing for sure brought a fresh perspective to my mind. Striking a balance between the two is key in that regard. Thanks for your thought provoking review. I would really love to see him make a project where he's being honest and completely open because thats where the best music comes from in general. I think all of this ultimately boils down to wanting acceptance in a community that he views himself as an outsider to.
Is he really from the trap? Insecurity is quelled by acceptance. Who knows, maybe I am completely reaching here and this guy just loves and. We at Run The Trap are very selective of the music we post, and make sure to only share the utmost quality works on our website. Follow him on , , and. In the beginning, I was attracted to this album because of the sound and production. What if Nav started releasing songs discussing his true reality, not this glorified story he fabricates through social media and his lyrics? He struggles with issues of trust and wonders whether things would be better off if he still was in Rexdale living modestly. Who should Metro Boomin work with next on a full-length? Repetitiveness is something that does not stymie my enjoyment for a project, in fact I found different parts of his songs consistently getting stuck in my head.
As a result, I revisited this collabtape several times in the first few days of its release, mainly focusing on the 70% of songs on there that I enjoyed. From just reading his lyrics, it almost seems as if he is a parody of what a rapper says, so much so that. I think you bring up a good point. When 21 Savage has more socially aware moments on Issa for example it felt a bit odd considering the subject matter of his most popular songs. When are some of you gonna quit smoking dust.
You know when an artist is really telling the truth and when they aren't, and those tracks where they are really being themselves can be incredible. I think Nav has a really incredible opportunity to help eradicate the stigma of openly addressing problems like loneliness, the need for acceptance and other mental issues people might be dealing with. Someone so desperately wanting to be noticed and simply not receiving the recognition. Nav talks about all of these common-place rap hobbies and behaviors in his music because, in my opinion, he wants to fit in. The beats are almost all incredibly well done Metro rarely fails now and Nav himself while lacking depth, which we're aware of is very enjoyable on this project and still has that ear for catchy phrases.
One quote in particular really stood out to me though. The project is solid across the board but y'all hate because it's cool. They're meant for me to roll up some weed and drink some drank, simple as that. Nav, an overweight Punjabi from Canada, should not feel like an outsider because nowadays, anyone can be a star! Would like to see what he could bring to the table with a more personal and emotional project, and maybe a second flow to use every now and then lmao. Nav is great writer and he gets no respect, The Weeknd didn't sign him for nothing. This proves that Nav has always rapped about living an ostentatious lifestyle, regardless of his actual reality.
Navs lyrics are at least above or on par with the majority of mainstream music. In two of his most candid songs of the project, Held Me Down and Call Me, Nav talks about the struggles of how fame makes it difficult to discern the difference between whether girls like him for just his money or for his personality. I want Nav to go that direction because I legitimately think he could have massive success and reach a lot more people by just being who he is. We do not know anything about this guy. The frustrating part for me about this project is that I truly believe that Nav has a lot of potential. Why do you think this seems to be so pervasive in Hip Hop as a genre? I agree with your sentiment on collab projects though - more unconventional ones, like Carnage and Young Thug, can yield better results. Perfect Timing is not only about Nav though.
My point is that, overall, the hip-hop community is accepting. . In March of 2014, Metro Boomin and Young Thug announced a collaborative project titled , which unfortunately was never released. If this had been his release we'd have been all over this. From the first time I listened I could tell that the raps on this project aren't who Nav really is, it's who he wants people to think he is.
Insecure people are known to boast in front of others for acknowledgement. I know this is not how these reviews conventionally go, but I figured I would use this platform to discuss what I felt was important about this album. I think Perfect Timing is such an interesting project because it displays the duality of fame so well. We hope you don't only get your Trap Music fix from our site, but you allow us to help you diverge into various other related underground bass music genres; as well as expose you to some of the culture, style and fashion that exists amongst these communities. In addition, it also serves as a cry for attention. And honestly the production is fire and I actually kinda like the robotic sort of cadence to his voice.
In the future I would like more unusual collabs that are a bit more risky, like the Metro X Smino collab that may be in the works. He responded by releasing his self-titled debut album, an eleven-track project filled with previously released singles and lackluster production. In the , he talks about his upbringing, his rise to fame and his decision to not use the n-word in Perfect Timing. I think Nav has a really interesting story to tell, but is afraid to discuss it because he thinks he will receive backlash from deviating from the traditional subjects of rap music. The pressure for artists to focus on the vapid and hedonistic topics in their music is very apparent.