Video: Starlito & Don Trip – “Boomshakalaka”

The Two Tennessee Emcees Bring the Razzle Dazzle in Dynamic New Video


Critical Praise:

With Starlito and Don Trip, nothing is what it seems on the surface. On “Whistle Blowers,” a highlight from their recent EP Step Brothers (Karate in the Garage), they joyride the featherweight and Tarantino-sampling beat from Rob Stone’s “Chill Bill,” taking it into much stranger lands.” – Pitchfork

Step Brothers Two feels much more embattled and dark and all the better for it: Swooping trap meets  Sigur Rós strings on outsider anthem “Leash On Life” (whose empathy even reaches to school shooters), while storytelling street rap is taken to the level of Greek tragedy on “Caesar and Brutus.” – SPIN

The rap duo’s new project features plenty of the nimble lyricism that’s helped make them one of the better pairs in the rap game.” – XXL

The Video:

Trading pointed barbs and swapping detailed stories, Starlito and Don Trip work best as a team. Showcasing some of the wittiest bars of their careers over a lurching, organ-driven beat, Trip and Lito heat up on Boomshakalaka.” A visual and audio tribute to the arcade classic NBA Jam, “Boomshakalaka” finds the two rappers spitting their best basketball related puns. As Don Trip puts it in the first verse, “Left hand shooter like James Harden/But I’m good with the write like Quentin Miller.” In the video, Lito and Trip bring the world of NBA Jam to life with vivid animations and a whole lot of drained buckets. “Boomshakalaka” is the latest video from Step Brothers THREE, the third well-received collaboration between the two Tennessee emcees, following the harrowing police brutality tale Good Cop, Bad Cop,” and the goofy, playful “Yeah 5x.

Two kindred spirits with distinct styles but similar sensibilities, Don Trip and Starlito caught lightning in a bottle with Step Brothers, which Pitchfork listed at #41 in their list of the 50 Best Mixtapes of the Millennium. A pithy, laidback emcee with a cult following and critical acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, NOISEY, Passion Of The Weiss and others, Starlito’s world-weary rhymes are sweetened with a poetic wisdom and a strong sense of humor. Hailing from Memphis, Don Trip is an incendiary wordsmith with a talent for expressing raw emotion. He earned solo success with the Cee-Lo Green cosigned “Letter To My Son,” a heartbreaking tale about his estrangement from his infant child. Catch the two-man Dream Team on the Karate In the Garage Tour with support from Scotty ATL and Red Dot, and check out Starlito’s newly-refurbished website here.

Watch “Boomshakalaka”:

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Step Brothers 3 Tracklist:

1. Yea 5X
2. Boomshakalaka
3. Bnb
4. If My Girl Find Out
5. Fortune
6. Me & You Both
7. What I Gotta Do
8. Good Cop Bad Cop
9. The 13th Amendment Song
10. 25th Song
11. 3rd 2nd Chance
12. Just Want It All
13. Remember
14. No Rearview 3 (feat. Robin Raynelle)
15. Untitled No Hook

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Don Trip: twitter | instagram | soundcloud | spotify | facebook


“Yeah 5x”:

Step Brothers 3: // //

“Good Cop, Bad Cop”:

“Caesar & Brutus”:

“Paper, Rock, Scissors”:

Karate in the Garage

Step Brothers 2

Step Brothers