If you've been keeping up with music, you've noticed the beginning of the rise of second generation superstars. Willow Smith is among this group of celebrity children and has begun to make a name for herself in the industry. At the tender age of 14, Willow has already reached milestones that those in high places wish they had. From being the new face of Marc Jacobs to tour nationally with only a handful of released music, Willow has already proven to be a musical standout.
Conscious Trap is 12 minute single track EP by the Los Angeles band Diaspora, a collaboration between 2 Coast Records affiliate and Crenshaw native Tru, independent artist Mecca Kalani, and of course Willow Smith. Completely produced by Tru, this melodic, synth heavy compilation of songs is definitely something different in regards to what's hot and poppin' on the scene today. Throughout the EP, you'll hear glimpses of a number of different instruments, varying from all realms of percussion to strings to brass. The constant harmonization from Willow and Mecca along with Tru's new aged flow and lyricism sync almost perfectly making This project that much more fun to listen too. Although the sonics of the song are light, the subject matter is a whole nother story. If you're a Willow Smith fan then you know she isn't one to settle with mainstream lyrics. This Conscious Trap EP is true to its name. In every song Willow and Mecca sing about enlightenment, higher dimensions of consciousness, and freemindedness as Tru spits a solid 16 to emphasize the already stated tone. With work like this coming out, its hard to believe that none of these three artists are over 18. Diaspora is really doing it for the youth. I'm excited to watch the growth of this band and these artist individually. It is clearly evident that this EP is the beginning of a new wave in rap that we will see develop in the next few months. Make sure to check it out.