Chicago rapper and producer SoloSam has been a reliable source of introspective rap tunes for the better part of the past decade. His latest single “Traffic Jam” is a smoky, self-produced anthem that captures his strengths as a beatmaker and conceptual songwriter.
Over twinkling pianos and soft percussion, SoloSam reflects on feeling stuck in the mud with heartfelt sincerity. “I’m in a traffic jam/ Out of my gas, and damn / I got a place to be / I’mma be late indeed”, he croons wistfully on the chorus, before offering himself a rejoinder. “Time is just passing by / It’s never on your side / Better drive homie, drive.” Peep the lyric video for “Traffic Jam” below.