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Mackned Continues to Define Emotional Trap on 'Hurt Cobain 3'

Seattle is for lovers.

by Noisey Staff
03 February 2017, 4:27pm

Back in 2015 we brought you the second in Seattle rapper Mackned's Hurt Cobain series, describing it as a bridge between Kurt Cobain and Young Thug. Since then he's been consistently pushing forward beyond the realms of "emotional trap", knocking out G-funk bangers with The Flavr Blue, soulful collaborations with producer Eric G and dreamlike trap with Ryan Hemsworth. "Killing it", I think, is the term most often used.

Anyway, now Mackned is back with Hurt Cobain 3, which takes his foundations in crossbreeding grunge and trap and builds into a different sort of project for him – one that feels a little more composed and clear-headed without loosing any of the urgency that saw him drag Seattle feels-first into the 21st century to begin with.

Listen below.

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