Golden Boy – [Trust’N] X [Bkwds]

Madison, Wisconsin is a city most famous for its beer and cheese curds, but the ever-growing underground hip-hop scene is finally starting to see the spotlight.

Two up and coming Madison emcees, Trust’N and Bkwds, recently linked up for a collaborative project called Lapse. The EP has a number of standout tracks including my personal favorite, “Golden Boy.” Driven by soft melodic layered harmonies softly bouncing atop vibrant grand piano keys and trap drums, “Golden Boy” elegantly combines feelings of modern trap and neo-soul. The result is a beautiful record that will appeal to a wide variety of hip-hop fans across the endless spectrum of subgenres. Thus explaining why the album charted on iTunes in the Top 20 Hip Hop releases as well.

The 21-year-old Trust’N, and 16-year-old producer Bkwds have been working together for quite some time now. With a bright future ahead of them, the two have already accomplished what many dream to do.

Expect more music from Trust’N and Bkwds soon.

Stream “Golden Boy” here:

Words by Barry R