2016 is looking up for Trouble. The veteran Atlanta rapper has had the streets’ attention for a while now. An unapologetic product of Atlanta’s criminal underbelly, Trouble has risen above his circumstances while keeping both feet planted firmly in position as a representative of his environment. Never one to sugarcoat life’s harsh realities, Trouble uses this video to show what many do for survival or in the name of flossing.
This visual, Directed by Keemotion and The Picture Man, captures a robbery in progress as Trouble enlists fellow Atlantan & street poet Spodee for backup literally and lyrically. Spodee has been building up his own momentum with his Trench Music series after a not so amicable split with Grand Hustle last year. In true fighting spirit, Spodee hasn’t looked back to wonder what might have been, instead rushing forward towards his future the same way they move towards the money in this robbery/video.
Showcasing a classic back and forth flow, the pace of the song is in perfect stride with the video as we move through the Atlanta streets. The song is high energy and fast paced. “Traffic” will definitely appeal to those who are fans of gritty street tales, a topic that both Trouble and Spodee know all too well.