Homerton’s own Unknown T has linked up with Ladbroke Grove’s AJ Tracey to release visuals for their single ‘Leave Dat Trap’. The heavy synths along with eerie strings make this production a certified street anthem.
Unknown T delivers a hard verse conveying his dedication to the trap and opening up about the risks that come with it. “My shorty begged me to leave that trap, please baby don’t act like that” expresses the conflicting interests he faces with partners due to his decisions. “Baby I gotta do what I do, but the cops tried to nick me today, f**k I should’ve just listed to bae” validates his girlfriend’s worries, reiterating the inevitable end of that lifestyle.
Directed by Hamish Stephenson on behalf of GRM Daily, ‘Leave Dat Trap’ keeps to the traphouse aesthetic. The black and white effect and the abandoned warehouse set compliment the grittiness of the track. Seeing the two rappers perform their verses in front of discarded vehicles alongside a group of masked accomplices.
Signed to Universal Music Group, Unknown T became a national phenomenon with his hit single ‘Homerton B’, reaching certified BPI Silver as of March 2019. A track paying homage to the area that raised him, along with a catchy chorus had people across the nation recognizing the East London town.
You can watch the video to ‘Leave Dat Trap’ below.