Travis Porter, Differenter 3
Though they haven’t put out an official debut album yet, the Atlanta trio of Travis Porter have established themselves as one of the most successful young groups around. Already with hits like “Make It Rain” and “Bring It Back” on their resume, the Jive signees put forth their latest full-length free offering with Differenter 3.
The mixtape starts off with the woozy “My Team Winnin’,” where the fellas squeeze simplistic rhymes in between a catchy, sung chorus and bring Wale along for a guest verse to put on for his Maybach Music Group team. This proves to be the formula followed throughout: the trio brag about bitches and bankrolls in rapped verses and addictively crooned hooks over similarly addictive production.
The Drumma Boy-produced “Bank” featuring Lloyd is screaming for radio play, and the Meek Mill assisted “10 Bottles” is built for the club. Big Sean, Tyga, Jeremih and Kelly Rowland also appear as guests on the tape.
The topics are thin on Differenter 3, but here, Travis Porter again demonstrate that their music is made for carefree partying. —Adam Fleischer