S.Dot & Tuk Da Gat
Green Room (Dream Sequence)
Reviewed by Kahron Spearman, Fri., June 19, 2015
There's a twinge of "the fuck?" when listening to two adult white males speaking on the nuances of trap. Dues paid, S.Dot and Tuk Da Gat of Austin's pre-eminent set, League of Extraordinary Gz, are stamped and verified. Heavy on witty slab and dab flows, Green Room begins with an interesting juxtaposition: the East Coast, street-banging title track segueing into the Texas slabbed-out "Overtime," featuring Scotty ATL, on which range trumps concentration. For "Skydivin," the duo double-times about high times with the fairer sex, troubadour Max Frost's butter-smooth vocals providing icing. Gangsta Boo-assisted "W" apparently means "Wonderland," a hotel for the trysexually inclined. The prodigious Eric Dingus delivers on "Raw Pt. 2," with his signature deep space atmospherics. Both MCs drop clever lines, exemplified with Tuk's first bars on "Good Smoke": "What you know about this shit?/ I got one eye on you motherfuckers, feeling like Slick Rick." Green Room isn't without warts, namely topical depth, yet details – the socioeconomic conditions that make trapping viable to begin with – touched on here by the introspective "Shoulders," featuring Greezo, could provide tremendous insight in the future.