Upon seeing the original tracklist to Big Sean’s recently-released G.O.O.D. Music debut, one of the things that stood out to me most was The Legendary Traxster’s name listed amongst the production credits. Like Sean Don, I also grew up in the Midwest listening to Traxster lace the likes of Twista and Do Or Die and found his melodic, often menacing style amongst the best the game had to offer. However, despite regional success, opportunities didn’t seem to arise from outside the Great Lakes area and his beats typically came and went according to the schedule of his backpocket acts. So, when Detroit’s next superstar made a mutually beneficial phone call and got the perfect crossover (“I Do It”) in return, it was cool for a lot of reasons.
For Traxster himself, the good look allows him to fully capitalize on the current reinvigoration of his career with a new EP, called Flood The Streets. Featuring Mikkey Southside, Gangsta L Crisis and a few other oddly-named MCs, this four-track release is sure to leave you mean-mugging people for no reason. That, or pulling out Adrenaline Rush from your old CD book.
1. The Chosen Feat. Mikkey Halsted & Skooda Chose
2. Go Harder Feat. Ric Jilla, Soope & Savo
3. I Ball Feat. GLC, Skooda Chose & Dawreck
4. Spooky Feat. Skooda Chose & Dawreck