Never really occurred to me before, but David Banner is probably super stoked that Don Trip’s “Letter to my Son” is getting play on Hot97. There was a period where Banner seemed completely exasperated by his inability to say whatever he wanted on the radio—the result was him “giving up” (AKA he stopped making explicit attempts to get songs on the radio, a move that weirdly came hand-in-hand with him producing for Lil Wayne—what is that saying about the second you stop trying…?) Point is, Don Trip is the logical extension of Banner’s public malaise, pushing that farther into bleak territory but also further into a sort of surface-accessibility. They’re a good pair. They both have weird voices.
Download: David Banner and Don Trip, “Do Work”