Amir Tripp solidifies his case to be considered one of Chicago’s best up and coming talents with his full-fledged offering.
Chicago has been a hotbed of music for a number of years now, with artists with enormous talent popping up almost daily. One of the city’s rising talents, and arguably one with incredible potential, is Amir Tripp. With Chicago’s diverse sounds, it’s fair to group Amir into the lyrical circle of the city, with artists like Saba, Mick Jenkins, and Alex Wiley, but that’s not to say Amir doesn’t bring his own flavor to the table. Amir has the wordplay and wit to keep himself in such company, but he also brings his own flair for production, his melodic skills to choruses to break up some of his heady verses, and a penchant for pop culture references in his lyrics that might take a couple listens to really sink in.
Amir Tripp recently dropped his debut album, PYRO, a 12-track journey through Amir’s life up until this album. With each track acting like a personal chapter of the young rapper, Amir went so far as to create individual art for each track to help paint the picture, found here in this twitter moment, to allow fans to follow along. Amir Tripp co-produced the entire album alongside fellow producer Zay Rock to create a cohesive, sunny-side-up project with enough bounce to get anyone to move. With only two features from King Louie and Saba, Amir Tripp’s full talents and potentials are on full display through the entirety of the album.
PYRO does not hunt for a specific in-style sound to capitalize from, nor does it hunt for current rap tropes in its lyrics. PYRO is an unapologetic, confident offering from Amir who is set on carving out his own lane, sound, and style. Standout tracks include the previously released single, WAV, the horns-driven Hardball, and Dark Knight, which finds Amir and Saba going verse for verse.
Make sure to check out the album below, as Amir Tripp solidifies his case to be considered one of Chicago’s best up and coming talents with his full-fledged offering.