Lil Tracy Shares “Shame” Visual, Discusses New Music with Nylon Magazine
The Enigmatic Rapper Hints at Blink 182 Collab, Designer Talk 2 Mixtape
“paving the way for new sounds, from the country-rap made mainstream by Lil Nas X to the emo-infused hip-hop now commonplace on the airwaves” –
Lil Tracy has explained that in many ways, his 2019 album Anarchy was a tribute to the late Lil Peep – a close friend and frequent collaborator of his.
Looking towards the future, Tracy discusses his forthcoming mixtape, Designer Talk 2, and it’s departure from the darker, emo-rap sound present across Anarchy, “I’m just more flamboyant. I’m just flexing. It’s just fun now..”. The enigmatic rapper and fashion icon also hints at an unreleased collaboration with Blink 182, and other plans for 2020.
For years, Jazz Butler has established himself as a consistent innovator of alternative hip-hop. Best known as Lil Tracy, Butler has also gained acclaim for his music under various names including Yung Bruh, Souljawitch, Tracy Minajj, and others. As a former member of Thraxxhouse and a GothBoiClique affiliate, Tracy has become renowned for his ability to fuse trap with emo, punk, and alternative music.
As the son of Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets, Shabazz Palaces) and Coko Clemons (SWV), Tracy was exposed to hip-hop from a young age. Having grown up primarily in Virginia Beach, his career began to particularly take off after relocating to LA. Having worked extensively with the late Lil Peep during this time, as a duo the two released various hit singles, as well as their collaborative EPs “Castles” and “Castles II.” With a broad discography dating back to 2013, Tracy has put out popular solo projects including “Sinner,” “Tracy’s Manga,” “XOXO,” and “Life of a Popstar.” He achieved viral success with his single “Like a Farmer,” which attracted the attention of Lil Uzi Vert for a remix.
After dealing with loss and his own near-death experience, Tracy heads into the future with a newfound approach. Coming off his headlining North American “Goth Cowboy” tour, and the momentum of his new album Anarchy, Tracy is looking forward to his biggest year yet.