Two of the UK's best rappers, Aystar & Youngs Teflon, collide styles on 'Let's Go Trap'
Little late with this one, but had to get it done seeing as it’s a phenomenal partnership between two dynamic and outrageous characters that are killing their own unique lanes. South London’s Youngs Teflon collides with Liverpool’s Aystar to conjure ‘Let’s Go Trap’.
Teflon has been a legend in the rap game for longer than a lot of other artist in the mix, let alone has a true, supportive, core fanbase that has seen him grow and grown with him. Whilst Aystar is a little newer than his London collaborator, he has still put many years in honing his distinguishable sound and confident way of rapping - elements heard even in the Twigdog days.
The two have previously worked together on Giggs’ ‘The Best’. This was delivered via a vintage sounding beat - reverberated, authentic drums, and calm strings. With Teflon often jumping on old school hip-hop felt instrumentals, this created an overall nice record. This latest one however, ‘Let’s Go Trap’ seems to combine the best, exclusive features of both Teflon and Aystar, and thus create something right in the middle. Teflon is a strong definition of UK rap and at times, leans to the UK drill side, whilst Aystar seems to stick with relaxed, more simplistic, hip-hop focused beats and sounds. Both however can be heard in this bold, dangerous instrumental by Flyo. With disconcerting, almost ghostly bells as an introduction, this track launches into a steady rhythm of fluid bass, snapping snares and glossy piano. The sound appears to suit them both very well - a dark and cold element for Teflon to greaze on, whilst also a smooth, chilled vibe for Aystar to strut on. After the South London native, Aystar floats in as he does on most other records - an almost dangerous smoothness airs out over the beat as if a Kray twin had just walked into the pub. What follows is the Liverpudlian’s recognizable flow and presence, rapping just as much greaze as Teflon.