Zaytoven’s Trap Holizay [Album Review]

Considering Gucci Mane is my favorite rapper, I am more than familiar with Zaytoven and have been listening to his work for a while now. From the basement to the charts, Zay has continued to gain well-deserved attention from music fans far and wide, yet with his latest project, “Trap Holizay,” a new light has been cast on the ATL producer.

“Trap Holizay” can only be described as a versatile masterpiece. From radio hits to club bangers, this 12-track project serves up a Zay classic with piano, yet offers notes of deep bass and more futuristic beats as well, keeping fans on their toes and proving he is indeed a goat in this music game. “Trap Holizay” doesn’t fall short of flawless and if I were to guess, he will be getting some plaques and a few awards as well.

Taking a look at the tracklist and who he has chosen for collaborations, you can tell he has support not just in ATL, but throughout the industry.  Young Dolph, Quavo, 2 Chainz, Future, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Lil Uzi Vert, Ty Dolla $ign, Jeremih, Trey Songz, and many more were all involved, at some point during the 44 min project.

The album is so great that from the first to the last track I have listened at least 10 times and it hasn’t fallen short yet. There, of course, are some that stand out to me a bit more, but each song brings it’s own special touch, leaving my ears to only hear perfection when I listen.

Enough general talk though.

Let’s dive in and talk about which songs I’ve deemed my favorite. My list changes every day, but here are today’s highlights!

Intro

For the intro, which is just Gucci talking, to be my favorite says something. It was so on point and necessary that without it, I am not sure if the album would be what it is. Gucci comes in smooth giving all the attention to Zay as the best to ever do it, calling him a “one man band;” which is proven with each track that follows.

Left da Bank ft. Young Dolph

Well, I will start by saying this is one of those tracks that will bump all year. With its catchy hook, it’s easy to remember and makes you feel like a boss, even if you just left the bank paying your overdraft fee. I will always be a Dolph fan, even though I don’t really think he is the best rapper, so that could be why I am feeling this track, but overall, this song is solid and definitely at the top of my list. A wonderful start to the project.

What You Think ft. OJ da Juiceman, Ty Dolla $ign, and Jeremih

This track is the summer highlight on “Trap Holizay.”  Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign know exactly how to entice a sunny vibe out of their fans and OJ adds just the right turn up to keep the baddies bouncing up and down the beach all summer long. There is a correlating video for the track that was released back in March. With a slight day of the dead theme, yet bright colors and plenty dancing, there is a lot to see. You can check out the video below along with the BTS.

Back On It ft. Offset and Young Scooter

Woooooo!!!! This is top three on the album for sure. Offset goes off and doesn’t slow up once on the track, and Scooter follows suit, as expected, proving himself to be the perfect addition to the ATL induced song. If it weren’t for this project being so perfect, “Back On It” would definitely be my favorite track.

Now, if I could do a detailed review of every song, I would, but I can’t. So, you have to take the rest of the tape in your hands, or rather ears, and decide for yourself. For all the work Zay has put in over the years, this album is way overdue. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait so long for the next.

What are your favorite tracks? Were you impressed or let down? Tell me in the comments!!

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