Carson, California rapper Reason kicked off 2020 as the first member of TDE to drop music and today he’s back with his new single and video for ”Trapped In.” The first introduction to Reason for me was his 2017 album ’There You Have It’. Since then I’ve seen him open for Jay Rock during his Redemption tour, and Reason became one of the newer faces in rap that I found myself spinning more and more.
Fast forward to 2020 and following up his previous single ”Show Stop” which dropped in January, is Reason’s most recent offering with ”There You Have It.” Not only was I excited to press play on a new Reason single but fellow California rapper Boogie is also featured on this record. On top of that, we have another new Ab-Soul verse! Soul and Reason seem to be developing a nice repertoire together as of late. If you’ve been paying close attention Reason dropped a record in November which featured Ab-Soul entitled ”Flick It Up.” Reason shed some light on the theme of the video via email and stated.
”The video is about getting caught up in the system, of a cycle we create for ourselves…. You’ll notice that everyone is all caught up in their own little pockets and me, ab, and boogie are the only ones going around saying what’s up to the robbers and the drug dealers cause we see what’s going on. You’ll see kids playing basketball cause they think it’s their only way out but then they see a robbery or the murder and now they’re caught in that same cycle.”
Watch Reason’s new video for ”Trapped In” directed by Jon Primo and Moosa below.