Trizz & G Perico’s “The Backstreet” Is West Coast Rap at Its Darkest

Birthed by the horrorcore underground and guided by Brotha Lynch Hung, Trizz came into his own by progressing beyond gore-obsessed narratives and mixing the grimiest aspects of authentic California street-rap with a penchant for storytelling that comes from an all-too-real place. The old adage of "nothing good happens after midnight" is at the core of his musical approach, and he's here to deliver the self-described sound of "street horror;" he's the spiritual successor to the X-Raideds, MC Eihts, South Central Cartels, Spice-1s and Celly Cels.

Raised by an upbringing that counts the Inland Empire's San Bernardino County area -- Fontana to be exact -- and Los Angeles as home, Trizz aims to deliver the most well-rounded representation of his sound and style with a new studio album known as Ashes N Dust. Taking its name from the "smell" of the alleyways and pitch-black streets that serve as the setting for its doom-and-gloom tales, Ashes N Dust is billed as its creator's take on a "horror flick" that turns both the streets and the suburbs into devil's playgrounds. As he explains in one of the LP's songs, "Satan has the rhythm."

To introduce listeners to the plague to come, Trizz enlists fast-rising South Central champion and cult-favorite G Perico for the menacing "The Backstreet." For their collaboration, the two join together as predators in a modern world full of prey; they're riding around in black jeeps with all-black uniforms as camouflage, they're pulling up on you quicker than you can hit "delete" on empty Twitter threats, and the escape routes are already planned out. Even if the police sirens and flashing lights are close behind, they're throwing caution to the night-winds. "I did a lot of crazy sh*t for free," raps G Perico.

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