We've been high on Dallas rapper Trai'D and his fast-paced but unique flow for a little while now -- about two years, to be specific. And, after posting the awesome Tyga-featuring music video for his conscious track "Popular" a few weeks back, we weren't really sure we could be all that more impressed.
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Then, last week, we caught up with the rapper just after he rolled off stage from performing at the always-awesome Wednesday night jam sessions at the Prophet Bar. And get this -- we had no idea -- dude is only 20 years old. Which means the dude was on the radio with "Gutta Bitch" when he was just 17. Crazy, right?
Even crazier, though, is how far along he's come since then. For more proof, check out his new video, for a song called "ReTaHrD Freestyle," which, we're almost certain, is way too focused to be an actual freestyle. No matter: When he rhymes that he "can make a hit when I beatbox," we're inclined to agree more than disagree, even if the song doesn't appear on his new, strong-to-quite-strong mixtape, Popularity Contest 1.5.
Point is: The beat is sick and the video direction is fittingly frantic. Give it a watch after the jump. Then catch Trai'D live on Friday night at the House of Blues on a stacked bill that also features DJ Smalls and fellow Dallas rap acts worth keeping an eye on, Tum Tum and Big Hud.