Translee is one of the freshest new faces in hip hop. The Huntsville, Alabama native is aiming to change the one-dimensional perception of southern hip hop, saying, “Every day ain’t the same, sometimes you want to talk about God, sometimes you want to talk about drugs, sometimes you want to talk about love.” The Atlanta based artist transcends the musical influences of his environment, identifying as a content based reality rapper.
After gaining traction online with early mixtapes like Cultur3 Junky, and collaborations with BJ the Chicago Kid and K Camp, T.I. signed Translee to his label, Hustle Gang in 2017. Last month Translee released the EP, Freedom Summer, on which he continues to forge his unique style of conscious rap over groovy, R&B influenced instrumentals. On the album’s title track, Translee raps about how he has seen hip hop music and culture change over time, accompanied by silky gospel vocals. Check out the music video below.
Written by: Faiz Haque