Video: Trapland Pat – “Z-Land“
The Bang Biz/Alamo-Signed South Florida Stunner Portrays a Ringleader of Masked Men in a Cinematic New Video Single
Photo Credit: @ShotByJolo
“He’s subtly melodic and catchy even outside of the hook. He does the beat justice by making what he grew up with into something new.” – Pitchfork
“”Big Business is the #18 Best Rap Song of 2021–If “Big Business” is any indication, Trapland Pat may well become South Florida’s next rap auteur. In less than two minutes, he deftly connects Broward County’s disparate styles, vibrating at his own zany frequency.” – Passion Of The Weiss
“10 New Miami Rappers To Watch…Trapland Pat is unlike any other act to come out of South Florida. Since 2019, Pat has consistently delivered grimy bars and smooth cadences over an array of trap beats. Over the past three years, the Deerfield Beach native has been feeding his growing fanbase with singles like “Emergency” and “Dealings,” along with four projects: Exit 41, Pak Man, Interstate Baby, and 2020 Vision. (The last two albums were released via Fredo Bang’s imprint Bang Biz Productions/Create Music Group.) In 2021, Trapland Pat dropped his latest project, Thru Da Door, via Bang Biz, featuring collaborations with Kuttem Reese and Members Only rapper Kid Trunks. He’s still pushing his latest single, ‘Boondocks,”‘which dropped last month. However, on Instagram, Pat celebrated the anniversary of his song ‘Big Business’ and teased a potential remix coming later this year.” – Miami New Times
“Over the course of the last few weeks perhaps no one else has hit the scene as hard as Pat…The Florida rapper raps with wide-eyed astonishment, seemingly at his own bars sometimes which become as animated as his facial expressions. To be honest, the sheer confidence Trapland Pat employs on the track here just makes you want to pay attention or risk missing out on something.” – ELEVATOR
“Trapland Pat makes pretty music.” – Stereogum
“South Florida has no shortage of crazy-eyed young rappers with wild hair situations and near-impenetrable drawls, but Trapland Pat still stands out from the rest. The rising star has an outsized charisma and a flair for theatrical imagery, and that would be enough to set him apart. More importantly, though, he knows how to put a song together. He’s not out to transcend trap music; he’s just here to do trap music about as well as it can be done, bringing a vivid and lively bounce that harkens back to the genre’s origins.” – Stereogum
With his wide-eyed intensity and endless supply of tropical vibes, Trapland Pat’s star qualities are unmistakable. Inviting listeners into his cartoonish, trap-happy world, Pat shares his new video single, “Z-Land.” Earning its title from the Haitian-American slang term of endearment, “zoe,” which originates from Miami’s Little Haiti and its immigrant community’s fight against their oppressors, “Z-Land” paints a raw portrait of Pat’s native streets in vibrant hues. Over laid-back production bolstered by a groovy, G-Funk-esque bassline, Pat recounts his hustle with a buoyant flow.
Directed by Pat’s frequent collaborator ShotByJolo, the video for “Z-Land” captures the candid coolness with which Pat spins tales of the city’s crime underbelly, setting the scene with the song’s opening line: “Mafia ties, I got Z’s on demand.” Dressed in all black, Pat stylishly lives the life of a Don, riding around in a vintage Bentley with a mob of masked associates and cleaning up at the poker table.
“Z-Land” closely follows “Vibes” as Pat’s first new singles since he shared the acclaimed Trapnificent mixtape this past summer. Pat’s first release for Bang Biz and Alamo Records, the project boasts several standout singles, including the joyful “Trap Dance” and the sinister “D.O.A.” Pat taps frequent collaborator Pepper Jack Zoe, who produced his breakout hit “Big Business,” to handle the bulk of the production, his creeping piano-led beats providing grounding for Pat’s larger-than-life bars and hummable melodies. Trapnificent rolls out the red carpet for a tasteful selection of guests, including, Fredo Bang, who signed Pat to his imprint Bang Biz and appears twice on the tape, Sacramento street hero Mozzy, NYC Winners Circle maestro Eli Fross, and Memphis’ own BIG30. Trapnificent earned praise from Pitchfork, who called the project a “zippy distillation of his regional roots” and said that Pat’s music is “extremely regionally and culturally specific, like so much exciting and promising new rap music.”
Ready to bring his searing street raps to a larger audience, Trapland Pat has the goods to be Broward County’s next big star.
Watch “Z-Land”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7DAzti-cuA
Tap in with Trapland Pat: https://direct.me/traplandpat
“Big Business (Remix)” ft. Rick Ross: https://traplandpat.lnk.to/bigbusinessremix
“Astronaut Status” ft. Fredo Bang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtCcMKvvqWg
“D.O.A.” ft. BIG30: https://youtu.be/iUINiLJTC_0
“Cappin” (Live): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBiyYztzMGw
“Big Business”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7DyEwc3_iU