Radiating a low-key menace that belies his nimble flow, ATL’s Hoodrich Pablo Juan is a major figure in the trap game. Deploying a triplet flow above a lurching instrumental courtesy of Danny Wolf, Pablo Juan assumes the role of a lothario on “Tik Tok.” Connecting with an XXL Freshman, hyperactive Tennessee rapper BlocBoy JB, Pablo Juan delivers a mechanical, but highly danceable single, as the two emcees flex their wealth and rhyme about a woman who will do anything for fame. In the video, Pablo Juan and BlocBoy JB float through a hallucinogenic fever dream, marked by dark tv clips, foreign cars, and a sultry female fire dancer. “Tik Tok” is the latest release from Hoodwolf 2, an absorbing slice of head-nodding trap and a full-length collaboration between Hoodrich Pablo Juan and Danny Wolf, who produced Lil Pump’s “Flex Like Ouu,” Ugly God’s Billboard Hot 100-charting “Water,” and others.
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