20 of the Best Lyrics From Trouble’s ’16’ Project
Having a billboard made in your honor is pretty lofty praise, and despite having yet to become a household name, Atlanta rapper Trouble had that opportunity afforded to him last year. The moment was a testament to his status as a hero in his hometown. Since making his debut in 2011 with his December 17th mixtape, Trouble has built a strong following, blessing his fans with a consistent stream of material and gaining respect among his peers as an authentic representation of the ATL streets.
The Duct Tape Entertainment franchise player, who found a fan in Drake of all people and have since collaborated together, has all the makings of a trap star, however, the fact that his stage name is also indicative of his behavior outside of the booth has hindered his ascension out of the underground into the mainstream. After hitting his stride with acclaimed releases like #ZayDidIt, Skoob Fresh and Skoobzilla, as well as an appearance on YFN Lucci's hit "Key to the Streets," Trouble's hot streak would be halted after being arrested. The rapper was held without bond in 2016, and charged with multiple misdemeanor and felony charges.
Trouble would ultimately be released and resume his career, which has been on the uptick as of late. This positive momentum makes it as perfect a time as any to return with a new collection of tracks. While more of an appetizer than an entree, 16, Trouble's latest offering, is a worthwhile listen. With appearances from T.I., Boosie Badazz, Skippa Da Flippa, and PeeWee Longway, Trouble keeps the vibe southern as he whets the appetites of his devoted band of supporters.
We dug through Trouble's 16 project to serve up 20 of its best lyrics.
"Ooh, ahh, ain’t that precious/Seen you say you love your dogs/But you didn’t even want the pressure/You should've never got involved/I see you niggas actin' extra/So I'ma gon' and do the extra/’Cause nigga really having extras/I ain’t got no time for no flexing, its stretchers"
"Must be a dope fiend/All of my best friends on codeine/Two hoes who dope fiends/You gettin' money, but still a dope fiend/No ma’am, I do not straddle no fences/You buyin' two grams, and you doin' all of that trickin'"
"Watch her pop on my dick like a Haitian/Shoulda had that shit cocked, why you waitin'/I can take care of you like a patient/But I am not your doc, is you crazy?/You shouldn’t fuck with no ho that’s too lazy/Bitch them niggas you fuck with fugazi/That was back when Brenda had a baby/I was trying shit, nigga crazy"
"I told that bitch I don’t know what to tell her/That shit you talking 'bout don't add up to a bezel/I get this shit brackin', I’m poppin kettle/Wasn't nothin' at first, put that bitch together/She wasn't nothin' at first, put that bitch together/If I don’t like the weather, I change the weather/Get a nigga knocked off, it just cost a feather" - Trouble
"AP cost a brick, chain cost a brick/Skoob drink a fifth, Flip gon' drop another six/A hundred thousand for the ice/Reach for my jewelry you might lose your life/Diamonds hittin', I make movies like Spike/Bust down wedding ring but I have no wife" - Skippa Da Flippa
"Bricks on me, brick fare, blocks on me but no Telfair/Ice on me look like Kenmore, stack, pray, and stay away from squares/I had to go harder to get some new water/Rollie look like a glacier from Antarctica/Bitch I’m the shit because my bag comes in larger/Box Chevy, Flippa never get the MARTA" - Skippa Da Flippa
"Stay down and stack it up, flip it lil nigga/Thousand eight grams, split the brick with my nigga/Hollow points in the dick, emptied the clip/Bitch that’s my nigga, he trippin' I’m trippin'/Got the 40 Glock, came with John Dillinger clips/Bust a whole pint, he gon' sip when I sip" - PeeWee Longway
"You tryna have a hundred bitches/I'm tryna have a hundred crates/Youngster asked me could I visit/He in the feds 10 straight" - Trouble
"A hundred sticks, we call ’em switches/Seen a fuckboy get throwed in the ditch/I was six out here, fuckin' these bitches/Dick like Givenchy, limited edition" - PeeWee Longway
"Just stick to the G code, loyalty gon' pay off/They don't wanna see smoke, nigga don't take no days off/Man that shit be crazy, I just do it for who I love/Much appreciation just for rocking with a thug" - Trouble
"I won't turn my back dog, I hope that's something you know/You ain't never turn your back dog, I seen your face in court/Plenty homies talk behind a nigga's back, cross me, yeah how they play me/Act like you ain't a faker, exactly how a nigga played it" - Trouble
"Summer after summer, don't act like you don't remember/Had every major city in the nation goin' mental/Think this shit coincidental, bitch I'm still getting paid/Might fuck the same bitches but I'm chillin' and you chasin'" - T.I.
"I swear I still can wait, gon' spend a million in a day/But nowadays I'd rather see a million in the safe/A chameleon, bitch I'm good on every coast and every state/Learned some rules you never break/’Cause you could die for your mistakes" - T.I.
"Rule No. 1, hey, get that guap up/I remember gettin' it in that polo with the socks up/Look deep in your eyes and I can tell you tryna give socks up/Look deep in your eyes and see you lyin' and tryna plot somethin'" - Trouble
"Respect that/I'ma let it rang my nigga/Like Zay beats my niggas bang, my nigga/(You got a problem? Got a problem?)/Got loyalty like a crime boss/Never leave, deep when they need me, that’s what I was taught" - Boosie BadAzz
"Told my dawgs I’ll never change through this cold game/And in my letters from the pen I remain the same/Moms I got us, fuck that asking everybody/Before I let you starve, baby girl I’m whackin' everybody" - Boosie BadAzz
"Tried to tell my damn dawg to just be patient/But understand my damn dawg just can’t keep waitin’/What’s that shit your granny call it dog? Cliché/I’m tryna be headed to a move on the freeway"
"Boy, you could’ve played with the Falcons/But you chose to lay with your stallion/I chose to get paid, ain’t just rappin’/Got out of prison, went get paid for some rappin’"
"Not my dawg, not my nigga, cannot be replaced/While they chase pussy, we’ll get money back like in the days/And cold nights, dark days, 12 invadin’ my place/And they got envy, they got greedy, started throwing shade"
"Heard recordings of my partners hatin’/Shit be crazy, gotta stay solid the sucker shit can’t fade you/I went out my way to try and help you/These pussy niggas these days so selfish/Bitch you tryna run game, can’t help you/Be damn near forty before I see you again, my friend"