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Atlanta, Georgia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Atlanta, Georgia, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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"Trouble's on his own now for Ahh Man Video"

Atlanta rapper Trouble might have dropped his Skoobzilla tape back in May, but it’s still one of the best mixtapes to drop this year. Today he rolls out a new video for “Ahh Man,” a song that seems like a standout choice for a single off that project. You can watch the visual above.
The video’s pretty straightforward, with Skoob mostly flying solo while he talks his shit. The video is directed by KeeMotion, and Trouble told XXL why he chose dude to shoot the flick.
“He was a fan of the music and came up wit a fire treatment for my song ‘Teach Em’ off All on Me. A lotta times, directors try to make they vision overpower what the artist tryna do. With KeeMotion, we started with a mutual respect and we worked together to create some pretty dope visuals. He’s a monster with that camera. We wanted a certain look for “Ahh Man” & I think we made something that shows the emotion & feel of the song.”
We hear Trouble’s working like a madman in the studio right now, so expect a new tape later this year. Plus, he’s planning on dropping a Best of Trouble tape in the near future as well.
Watch the visual for “Ahh Man” above and be sure to give Skoobzilla a spin.


Read More: Trouble Is on His Own for the 'Ahh Man' Video - XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/video/2016/09/trouble-ahh-man-video/?trackback=tsmclip - XXLMag.com


"Trouble "Ahh Man""

Although Trouble’s been living up to his namesake recently the Atlanta rapper is getting back to business. Watch as he reflects on his experiences in his newest video. Off Skoobzilla available here. - RapRadar


"Trouble "Ahh Man" video"

Trouble's Skoobzilla mixtape has been a constant source of energy and motivation since its release in May, more so than most of the summer's hottest projects. It's just that good. Not a word comes out of his mouth that isn't a product of the fiery hustle that has guided him through the streets and now toward the upper echelon of Atlanta rap. After dropping off the video to "Traffic" last month, Trouble has kicked off September by sharing the visual to another Skoobzilla standout, the Spiffy Global-produced "Ahh Man." Both Young Thug and Fetty Wap know every word. XXL has called it "one of the best songs of the year," and I have to agree.

One can feel the crippling pressures that Trouble raps about, especially upon seeing him in the new video. Even when it sounds like he's about to fold, he keeps going, and the lyrics only become more forceful. This type of perseverance is gonna keep him around for a long time.

Download Skoobzilla here, and look out for new full-lengths from both Trouble and Spiffy Global later this year. - HotNewHipHop


"Trouble - Skoobzilla Review"

As a relatively unknown yet unequivocally certified ATL vet, Trouble has clocked in work with everyone from the legendary Zaytoven to the late Bankroll Fresh. On Young Thug’s Slime Season 2, he slid onto the fan-favorite “Thief in the Night” and, ironically, almost ran away with the entire track. If he wasn’t next up himself, he was always next up-adjacent. Building on the recent rise in his stock, Skoobzilla sees Trouble presenting his most purposeful work to date.

Skoobzilla is extremely clean in its presentation despite utilizing many different producers. Zaytoven only makes a brief appearance this time around (on the tape’s powerhouse posse cut “Watchu Doin’”) but seasoned duo, Nard & B, are there to offer moments such as the frantic delirium of “Traffic.” YSL member Goose and Migos affiliate Spiffy, make worthwhile appearances as well on standouts “Respect” and “Ahh Man” respectively. Ultimately, Shawty Fresh does most of the heavy lifting with credits on the introspective closer, “Uncle Nard,” and the soaring centerpiece, “Lil Homie Died.”

With a muddied delivery, Trouble oftens blurs the line between inspiration and imitation when surrounded by so many likeminded features. The melodic and stylistic cues he takes from his contemporaries are definitely worth honing, but he occasionally veers into mimicry (see: “What Happened Luh Gangsta”). However, when left to his own devices, the rapper sports a commanding voice and surprisingly off-kilter flow that sounds entirely his own (see: “Countdown” or “Uncle Nard”). Trouble comes into his own when lightin’ a cigar and reminiscing, weaving menacingly cautionary hood fables. On “Lil Homie Died,” alongside a beautiful turn by forever-underrated vocalist Bloody Jay, Trouble raps “how the fuck they kill the peacemaker…I was on the road when they took Bankroll…Me, shit, I could’ve died same week, they tried to take me out the same way as Chinx.” It’s an unnervingly bare moment on a tape that flirts with danger relentlessly but seems afraid to stew in the fallout for too long.

Skoobzilla hits its stride once Young Thug squeaks his way through the OG-player anthem “Respect.” Spodee and Trouble trade bars at breakneck speed on “Traffic,” “Ahh Man” presents Trouble’s best solo cut on the tape, pairing sporadic yet infectious delivery with clear-headed insight, and “Watchu Doin’” features fanciful flexing from all those involved (“I’m hangin’ with nothing but lawyers” Young Thug declares during his second appearance on the tape). Trouble tries his best to cover as much ground as possible throughout the 14 tracks, although he might have spread his burgeoning songwriting too thin. Thematically, sequencing “Got Ugly” after “In the Game,” or “Anyways/Everyday” after the mourning of ‘Lil Homie Died,” are inspired choices, but the songs themselves are often too meandering to leave a lasting impression.

As the intro spells out for you: Trouble’s in his feelings sometimes like Boosie; he’s after the money, cars and clothes like Tip; and it’s always about the G code like Jeezy. On Skoobzilla, he attempts to paint an emotional arc that honors his forefathers, but keeps his sound firmly planted in the present by repurposing the rhythmic repetition of Migos or the muted emoting of Future. - HipHopDX


"Trouble Skoobzilla"

Check out the latest project from Trouble, "Skoobzilla."
Atlanta native Trouble drops off a new mixtape today, Skoobzilla. The rapper has been doing too much these days, as he's been riding the wave of his big "Ready" remix (with Big Bank Black, Young Thug and Young Dolph). Undoubtedly fans will be ready for this 14-track offering.

Skoobzilla finds Trouble connecting with producers C4, Childish Major, Zaytoven, Shawty Fresh, Young Chop, Nard B and more. The features aren't too shabby either, with appearances from Young Thug, Fetty Wap, Quavo, Spodee, Skippa Da Flippa and a few others.

Listen and/or download Skoobzilla, and let us know what you think. - HotNewHipHop


"Trouble - Ready Remix"

In 2015, Trouble released the bass-heavy track “Ready,” quickly accompanied by a trap-booming video. He then followed up with a remix featuring southern heavyhitters Young Thug, Young Dolph, and Big Bank Black. Now, the Atlanta native has released the music video for said remix. Lots of content for one track.

Trouble and Thugger take to a parking lot and rapped their verses on top of cars, while Dolph and Big Bank Black handle their verses in an undisclosed Atlanta neighborhood. Thug’s verse seemingly goes forever, but we’re not complaining. Watch the video above, directed by GT Films. - Mass Appeal


"Listen to Trouble and Fetty Wap's "Anyway/Everyday""

Atlanta rapper Trouble is gearing up for the release of his Skoobzilla project, and today he shares a new Fetty Wap-featuring track called “Anyway / Everyday.” Trouble explains via email:
I had seen Fetty a couple times but we never kicked it until we literally damn near bumped into each other when I was leaving a session and he was pulling up to record at the same studio. We traded numbers and chopped it for a minute and just clicked. The next day we were in the studio working. Fetty a real down to earth dude. This song, like all my music, is just my life. Like real everyday shit that happen as I’m out and about. This song off my upcoming project Skoobzilla. R.I.P. Bankroll Fresh - Pigeons and Planes


"Trouble ft. Fetty Wap "Anyway/Everyday""

Trouble's Skoobzilla is one of the more impressive Atlanta rap projects of the year, containing quite a few records that sound like potential hits. "Anyway / Everyday" being one of them. Obviously, putting Fetty Wap on anything is a recipe for chart success, but Trouble's record keeps the New Jersey hook machine in a supporting role, allowing him a supremely catchy verse, but leaving the chorus-anchoring to the lead artist. The video is the wild party the Nard & B-produced banger suggests, featuring a cameo from a grin-baring Young Thug and plenty of fire to go around. Will it be a nationwide hit soon enough? It's quite possible. - HotNewHipHop


"Trouble - Dig (Prod. By Cassius Jay) [New Song]"

Trouble continues to prove himself as one of the most original artists in ATL with his new track "Dig," produced by Cassius Jay.
Trouble, one of the most potent forces in Zone 6, is back with new music. He hasn't dropped much since May's Skoobzilla, though the tape was so damn hard that he hasn't had to. Each song is its own street gospel, and his hard-earned street narratives create a visceral listening experience each time. Best believe his return track is gonna be a good one. The new one from Trouble is called "Dig," and as shown on the cover artwork, it serves as a tribute to the late rapper and Atlanta bossman OG Double D, who was affiliated with Future's Freebandz team. The trap-meets-swing production comes from Cassius Jay, a recent selection for Behind The Beat.

It's hard to pin down what's so special about Trouble's style, as there isn't a trending style he's adhering to. He's a master of timing even while remaining wholly conversational. His flows slow and quicken in concord with his emotions, and he's able to work in catchy hooks as well as high-adrenaline verses all in one improvisational burst. I see Skoobzilla 2 written in the SoundCloud tags. "Dig" is a very promising start.

Trouble tells us that "Double D was a hustler and an inspiration to a lotta us on the Eastside. He was a real dude having real paper. Once he linked wit Future/Freebandz he was able to show the world his flava. Double D made you smile whether you wanted to or not." RIP to the OG. - HotNewHipHop.com (Editor)


"Trouble Pays Respect to OG Double D on "Dig""

Atlanta rapper Trouble is back with new music. XXL is proud to premiere his latest track “Dig” produced by the esteemed producer Cassius Jay, and you can listen to it above.
Paying respects to the OG Double D, who you might remember Future name dropping on “Peacoat,” Trouble comes through with an energetic track featuring the slurred style he’s been emphasizing for a minute now. His Skoobzilla tape is still one of the best rap projects of the year so far, and he’s planning to drop another mixtape soon, though he hasn’t decided on a name yet.
Trouble’s been getting local love from Atlanta for years, but songs like “Whatchu Doin'” with Quavo, Thug and Skippa da Flippa and “Anyway/Everyday” with Fetty Wap have seen his profile expand outside of the city this year. Now he seems poised to capitalize on the growing attention paid to him.
Listen to “Dig” above and stay tuned for more music from Skoob coming soon.


Read More: Trouble Pays Respect to OG Double D on 'Dig' - XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2016/10/trouble-dig/?trackback=tsmclip - xxlmag.com


"Trouble - Who You Kiddin (prod by Zaytoven)"

Trouble ain't playing around. Listen to his latest, "Who You Kiddin," produced by Zaytoven.
After last month's "Dig," a Cassius Jay-produced tribute to the late OG Double D, Trouble is back with another scorching new track: "Who You Kiddin." This one finds him linking back up with an old friend in Zaytoven, with whom he always delivers quality trap music. Trouble isn't too concerned about song structure; his focus is on delivering a motivational sermon live and direct. Still, the hooks and the switch-ups in flows come naturally and make his tracks more exciting, as proven on "Who You Kiddin." A particularly stirring burst of energy comes right after the 2-minute mark. His rapping style is unique to the new generation, and his spirit also stands out while being reminiscent of that of the trap OGs early on in their careers.

"Dig" and "Who You Kiddin" are the only tracks Trouble has released since his excellent May mixtape, Skoobzilla, which you can download here. His new efforts signal that Skoobzilla 2 will be another street classic.

Quotable Lyrics

Just like Bobby Jonson, Skooby's shit poppin'
And I'm good with hands, bitch I'm a young Rocky
Ain't gotta go through that, I done been cocky - HotNewHipHop


"Listen to Trouble's New Song "Who You Kiddin""

Trouble is one of the best rappers in Atlanta right now, and he just dropped off a brand new single called “Who You Kiddin.” Hear the song, produced by Zaytoven, above and cop it on iTunes.
Trouble’s a local superstar in ATL, and just the other week he had his status cemented with a billboard in the sky, photographed and organized by Cam Kirk. He’s the latest rapper in the city to get his own billboard, as the late, great Bankroll Fresh and Lil Yachty have also gotten the same treatment as part of Kirk’s Day 4 exhibit.
Skoobzilla is still one of the best mixtapes of the year, in case you missed it, and the DTE rapper is prepping another new project as we speak.
It looks like there’s a video for “Who You Kiddin” coming soon too. Watch a preview below and stream the track above.


Read More: Listen to Trouble's New Song 'Who You Kiddin' - XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2016/11/trouble-who-you-kiddin/?trackback=tsmclip - XXL Magazine


"Trouble Pulls Up On Your Bitch In "Who You Kiddin""

Atlanta MC Trouble has spent most of the year promoting his standout Skoobzilla mixtape, one of his best projects to date. Consistently releasing videos and performing his high energy live shows throughout the Southeast, it seemed like Trouble was simply riding the wave of well-earned success. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Trouble has been on his grind, working with everyone from Shawty Fresh to Metro Boomin; C4 to Mike Will Made It and more. While Skoobzilla made many aware of Trouble, he’s established himself as a street artist in the South for a few years. His 2015 project #ZayDidIt, which was executive produced by Zaytoven, sparked the current growth spurt for Trouble, and saw him developing a sound beyond the stark haunting music he’d created in his first mixtapes.

Now, we get the latest work from Troub and Zay titled “Who You Kiddin.” The uptempo bass-heavy bouncing track frames the portrait Trouble paints with the lyrics. The record is menacing and witty, celebratory and lesson giving. It all sounds like fun if you’re not paying attention, as Trouble snarls, “I went from a chain-gang cell to a fuckin jet/Went from talkin bout it to bringin my Mom a check. I went from showin love and a nigga being unappreciated/To saying fuck a nigga he got a hoe heart and you’ll never make it. Pussy!”

Look for the full project #BIGGTROUBLE to drop before the year is over. Drop your comments below. - HipHopDX


Discography

December 17th
Greenlight
431 Days
Return of December 17th
Scoobstrumentals
All On Me
#ZayDidIt
Skoob Fresh
Skoobzilla

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“My face ain’t new at all…” – Trouble 


The artist known as Trouble is still viewed as ‘new’ by those just hearing of him. But he’s 8 solid mixtapes in, and a seasoned veteran to those that love his music. As far as life outside the studio goes, Trouble probably looks familiar.


The bold stare. The tattooed face. The toothy smile.. 


All of these features run in the streets and perhaps somewhere in your own family tree. Which is why Trouble’s real-life approach to music has garnered a following of devout fans who either relate to his story personally, or know of someone who has seen a similar life. 


As Trouble grew up in the rough Zone 6 neighborhood of Atlanta’s Eastside, the lure of drugs and crime disguised itself as independence from his parents and before long, he earned the nickname Trouble and had no problem living up to it. 


Seeing the path he was headed down, neighborhood street king Big Bank Black offered Trouble a glimmer of hope, recruiting him to his Duct Tape Ent. label to start a career as a rapper. 

However, on the same night that Trouble was helping write Black’s future hit “Try It Out,” he was later caught in a home invasion gone wrong & charged with a barrage of felonies, leading him to be sentenced to two years in prison. 

Upon his release, Trouble locked himself up again, but this time in the studio to record his debut mixtape December 17th, named after his prison release date. The critically acclaimed tape introduced hardcore street narratives that chronicled a life in Atlanta that was rarely heard. Every release since then has cemented Trouble as one of rap’s most earnest and authentic voices. He attacks every aspect of his career with the tenacity of a pit bull and the tact of a diplomat.


Over the past two years, Trouble has released 4 critically acclaimed mixtapes, been featured on numerous top selling records with Young Thug, Fetty Wap, Lupe Fiasco, Pusha T, Yo Gotti, YFN Lucci and others, establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with among today’s top upcoming artists. Standout songs that Trouble has released or is featured on include “Ready”, “Thief In The Night”, “Anyway/Everyday” & “Key To The Streets” to name a few.


Trouble’s career has seen continual growth mostly thanks to his ‘refuse to lose’ attitude and straight from the hip realism in his music. “I’m not ashamed to tell people who I am,” says Trouble. “When I go through struggles, I make more music. I feel like anything I’m going through, there is a beat for.” Even though he has the street credibility that many rappers dream of having, Trouble isn’t out to promote his rap sheet. He’s here to make his raps matter. 


“I’d rather see young people make it, rather than go through the things that I did,” Trouble says. “People say I’m more conscious now, because I know people are listening. You don’t have to go through the streets to be respected. It’s about being real with yourself.”  And people are listening in droves.


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