It’s no news trap artists have never exactly been taken seriously as their lyrics often get too lost in their showy narratives to possess much substance. To curb this stigma, several trap artists have become more proficient in their craft; others have spun this to work in their favour. Lagos based rapper, Straffitti, is a prime example of the latter.
Employing braggadocio as a running theme in his music, Straff has created a persona renowned for his debauched confidence as portrayed on his songs. His latest offering, ‘Straff From Nigeria’, is a self-assuring trap anthem which finds Straff relishing in the notoriety he’s amassed over time.
‘I don’t really care about friends or foes/All I wanna do is be counting my doe’, he uninterestedly raps letting everyone know he pays no mind to the peripheral distractions; it’s tunnel vision for him. He then continues his verse spitting about the numerous ‘bitches on his dick’ and the ‘bands he’s getting’.
It’s popular knowledge that Straff’s lyrics are usually very hard to digest, (‘Say your prayers when you see me with your sister/She gurgle on my dick on her knees imma bury her’), but it would seem his entire persona rests on such hedonistic assertiveness. Rapping over a looped flute sample and thumping bass lines provided by Chicken Sauce, Straff acknowledges his status as the torchbearer holding it down for the indigenous acts on the Nigerian trap scene; and he demands that you follow suit.
Stream Straff From Nigeria below.