PNB Rock dropped his Double LP TrapStar Turnt Pop Star yesterday, and it features his hit song “I Like Girls” featuring Lil Skies . The double LP is to highlight how versatile his music catalog and style is. The first portion of the album represents The TrapStar element of Rock while the second half is dedicated to The PopStar. Pastorius and Baynton Rock’s 18-track project includes features from Quavo, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Durk and the late XXXTENTACION.
On the album Rock gets into detail on his life in Philadelphia, and how he was once homeless after being kicked out from his mom’s house for catching a case. Trap Star Turnt Pop Star highlights the street persona of Rock, but gives us a look into his growth. The Philly artist who once used to perform on stage with 30 people behind him now is on stage by himself!
Producer Diplo makes an appearance on “Swervin” , and the beat is radio ready , catchy & has a dark undertone. The Popstar portion of the album stays true to PNB Rock’s signature melodic tone without watering his signature street sound down. The sound of the songs on Popstar don’t take a huge leap from his Trap Star installment. The beats seem to have a radio friendly light upbeat sound. Noticeably his vocals seem to have more auto tune, and the lyrics are geared towards the ladies.
Stage Fright , which is number 5 on Pop Star is in our opinion has the most notable differences is genre styles. Rock turns up the auto tune, and the beat makes you want to dance with your arms swinging around like Carlton on The Fresh Prince. With that being said he still doesn’t entirely through away the sound his fans know him by. Stage Fright will be a summer banger at dance parties, and the more we listen to it the more it’s growing on us.
Our favorite track is his leading hit single “I Like Girls” featuring Lil Skies. The song is a nice transition from his trap alter ego to his new found pop star persona. Despite his trials, and tribulations Rock has managed to push thru and deliver a fire double LP !
PNB Rock created an album that showcased how versatile he is while staying in his lane while venturing into a New Lane!
Take a look at the track list and listen below:
2. I Need More
3. Deez Streets f. Lil Durk
4. Go To Mars f. Tee Grizzley
5. Penny Proud
6. Middle Child f. XXXTENTACION
7. Fuck Up The City f. Quavo & Mally Mall
9. Now Or Never 2.0
1. Swervin f. Diplo
2. I Like Girls f. Lil Skies
3. All These Bands f. Tory Lanez
4. Put You On f. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
5. Stage Fright
7. My Ex
8. ABCD (Friend Zone)
9. How It Feel