TRVP HIPPI3Z is a Canadian rap duo who just dropped their latest single entitled, “On Lock”. Listeners beware. This product has been known to blow up and cause fires in a variety of stereo systems, due to the super-hot fire provided by this crew. TRVP HIPPI3Z is a team-up that has risen as great exemplars of righteous chaos. Their supersonic sound and hard-nosed imagery gives them a mysterious sheen, but the duo have grounded themselves via booming production, and a sonorous verbal presence, coupled with their willingness to fuck you up. Their chest-beating bravado is explosive on “IDGAF (Prod. THZ)”, and is again evident “On Lock”.
“On Lock” is a front-loaded blitzkrieg that shows TRVP HIPPI3Z’s knack for packaging serrated witticisms into prismatic rhymes. Flow-wise, there is no lack of muscular skill-flexing. This is an intensely consistent assault of a record, with deftness and finesse, but enough surgical precision to land haymaker after haymaker line. Bombast meets melody with the production shining throughout, as the standout flows and hooks unite to meet each other with unmatched intensity. There is a lot to love here.
“On Lock” marches with a robotic swagger and packs emotional punch in abundance. Never compromising, never obstructed, TRVP HIPPI3Z revel in the sheer audacity of rapping, their mere voices an act of defiance. The dark bass heavy beat by RichRick is minimal but just as bold, keeping the tension high. Maybe it’s that dichotomy that makes TRVP HIPPI3Z’s an exciting prospect in the hip hop game currently.
Even in an age when Kendrick is revolutionizing the genre, when Kanye is redefining the word megalomania and when Chance the Rapper is leading a vanguard of new talent for whom classic long playing records look like a foregone conclusion.
Hardly anybody fresh out of the blocks in the underground could make vital tracks like “IDGAF (Prod. THZ)” and the new single, “On Lock” sound quite so effortless. TRVP HIPPI3Z may not be famous just yet, but their rhymes remain taut and vicious, and their beat choices are able to shake the foundations of a skyscraper.
In a world filled with upheaval where trust and compassion appear in short supply TRVP HIPPI3Z are here to educate, discuss, provoke and attack – whichever is necessary. Their honest lyrics reflect the problems of today’s society with perfectly fitting beats. TRVP HIPPI3Z is a hip-hop duo that manages to alternately sound futuristic and old school.
TRVP HIPPI3Z sound vital in a musical climate that can often feel stagnant and too often not any fun at all. The duo are clearly having fun and are perfectly matched as they ride a creative high having put out two great hip hop songs within the space of only a few days. They’re setting a fantastic example of how two people should come together to grow as artists.