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Top 10 Songs of the Week (2/21)

on February 21, 2014, 12:00am
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5. Low Pros feat. Travi$ Scott – “100 Bottles”

low pros 100 bottles Top 10 Songs of the Week (2/21)

The success of “100 Bottles” — that’s the success of the song itself, not the success that yielded said bottles, if there was a legitimate reason for the 70-proof tsunami in the first place — can be attributed evenly to the three guys behind it. You have Quebec’s A-Trak and Norfolk’s Lex Luger, who form the rave-rap production duo Low Pros, plus Houston rapper-producer Travis $cott, undoubtedly the Bartholomew of all the Yeezus disciples. Scott handles the hook here, his chandelier-dancehall sensibility giving the thing its (by now familiar) exoticism. A-Trak’s expert crowd-gauging, honed as a world-touring DJ and cofounder of Fool’s Gold Records, lends the song its toothy populism, while Luger’s trap rap pedigree is heard in the way the horns burst forth. It’s a song to keep in rotation while awaiting TNGHT’s next move — then again, Low Pros are only two songs deep, so they haven’t yet had the chance to conquer the club circuit as that duo threatened to do a couple years back. –Michael Madden

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