Zaytoven is an instrumental figure in Atlanta hip-hop. His keys have been inspiring, defining, and refining the Atlanta sound for over a decade, and he continues that streak with his latest compilation project, ‘Trapping Made It Happen.’ With features from Young Thug, Migos, Lil Uzi Vert, and more, consider this project the who’s who of trap music.
Juicy J blesses this project with one of the tightest verses he’s spit in recent memory. Of course, each track is marked by Zaytoven’s brooding and menacing keys, which scale up each beat and give artists the space to snarl and deliver triplet flows until their jaws go slack. Banger after banger, with some blooming melodies, ‘Trapping Made It Happen’ is one of the best portraits of hip-hop in 2017.