Saint Michael

Saint Michael

The red-dreaded rapper feels like the final torchbearer for the “SoundCloud rap” scene of the late 2010s. Back then, his lovelorn warbles epitomized the angst of the rap-rock resurgence—fitting for a guy who cited Nirvana and Kiss as influences alongside Drake and Wayne. Six years after his breakthrough (2017’s “Love Scars”), Trippie doesn’t seem beholden to any particular scene at all, which frees him up for all kinds of formal experimentation. On Saint Michael, which follows August 2023’s A Love Letter to You 5, that means hopping from slinky R&B bolstered with Jersey club drums (“Pray 4 Us”) to a glitchy flip of a Japanese pop song (“Van Cleef Island”) to trying his hand at Drake’s signature move of titling your smoothest song with a timestamp and pin drop (“7am in Ohio”).

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