Video: Trapland Pat – “Hellcat” ft. Eli Fross
Trapland Pat and Eli Fross Bounce Their Way From Broward County to Brooklyn in New Video
“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
With his inimitable intensity and unflappable flows, Trapland Pat has the goods to go bar-for-bar with the best of them. Today, the Florida native connects with BK’s Eli Fross to swap rhymes in a back-and-forth the likes of which NYC hasn’t seen since the US Open for his new video, “Hellcat.” “Hellcat” is the latest glimpse from Trapnificent, Pat’s upcoming project, due to release in April via Alamo/Bang Biz.
The ShotByJolo-directed video, the making of which was previewed in Pat’s recent “Motions” video, sees the Florida native and the Winners Circle riser pulling up in the titular SRT when two white-clad baddies approach the pair on either side of the vehicle, as Pat and Eli prepare to spit game. Surrounded by their crews, the rappers keep the energy high throughout the track’s three minute runtime, as they exchange bars over the buoyant beat’s booming synth bass line. The pair shares a fresh, undeniable chemistry while each keeps their regional flair intact. Pat can even be seen Woo-Walking alongside Eli, though with a unique Broward County bounce, as he raps, “Cause we too sturdy/36 zips, that’s a birdie/Been in the game, no jersey.”
Raised in a strict Haitian household in Deerfield Beach, FL, Trapland Pat took it upon himself to escape his rough circumstances by any means necessary. When his football dreams came crashing to a halt after his scholarship to Indiana State was revoked, Pat threw himself into rap music. Inspired by his brother’s habit of freestyling, Pat realized he had serious talent, and spent his spare time refining his wordplay and songwriting. He made a name for himself in the south with mixtapes like Exit 41 and Pak Man, eventually earning the attention of Fredo Bang, who signed him to his Bang Biz imprint.
2021 was a huge year for the young rapper, heralded by his single “Big Business.” Dominated by a simple, but infectious piano riff, “Big Business” showcased the rapper’s rare charisma, generating over 5 million combined streams and earning praise from Passion of the Weiss, who recently placed the song at #18 on its list of Best Rap Songs of 2021. “Big Business” was the centerpiece of the Pitchfork-acclaimed Thru The Door, an accomplished 13-track mixtape with appearances from fellow Floridians Kid Trunks and Kuttem Reese.
As Trapland Pat looks to take his searing street raps to a much larger audience, stay tuned for much more music from the young rapper, and don’t dare doubt his determination to succeed.
Watch “Hellcat” ft. Eli Fross: https://youtu.be/R7zRRzOpIV8
Buy/Stream “Hellcat” ft. Eli Fross: https://traplandpat.lnk.to/Hellcat
“Big Business”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7DyEwc3_iU