Ryan Leonard aka Trn$ic, is a 22 year old rapper out of Portsmouth, who has recently dropped his single, “Outta Her Head” (Prod. by Taylor King). Alternative music may be a debatable, nearly useless term now, but when it was first uttered among fans of punk, rock and then Hip-hop, as well as and other burgeoning underground genres, it had a polemic thrust.
It referred to music that was produced under alternative conditions, in environments that were independent of the whims, limits, costs and failures of the commercial music industry. Eventually, alternative came to mean music that you bought at a certain store or saw performed at a certain venue, which is just as pretentious as it sounds.
On “Outta Her Head” (Prod. by Taylor King), Trn$ic attempts to reinvigorate alternative rap’s polemic origins, notably giving it a mainstream twist…without being mainstream!
Fans of technically proficient hip-hop lyricism, emotional songs, and great beats are all going to be able to find at least a handful of things they’ll enjoy on this track. Trn$ic has done an excellent job proving himself as a capable rapper, earning his stripes, and putting himself in the position to ascend to the next plateau.
Trn$ic’s voice is unique and melodic. He has obviously done a lot of growing up over his 22 years. Not just mentally but musically. His latest effort is a great example of this.
“Outta Her Head” (Prod. by Taylor King) easily one of his most intoxicating releases yet – an odyssey of soulful rhymes paring down his expansive and eclectic soundboard into something distinctly cozy and pleasant. An aspect that makes Trn$ic’s latest track so fulfilling, is that all the lines seem to be expressed with as much ease as the anatomical references, like they’re plain facts, not just wrenching confessions.
With sex and love being huge themes of the song, it almost sounds like a soul track rather than a hip-hop one, if it were not for the beat and Trn$ic’s rapping that brings it straight back to its core.
Trn$ic is an emotional rapper. It sounds like he writes music not to fulfill expectations from himself as an artist, but to adequately summarize where he is in life at the time of writing. “Outta Her Head” (Prod. by Taylor King) gives us a focused, refined and receptive artist.