Before the internet became what it is today, the grind of a up-and-coming artist was much more involved. You needed to be in the same studio to record collaborations. You had to physically deliver your product to the Mom & Pop shops, and if you couldn’t get a place on the shelves, you’d have flip your trunk into a pop-up shop. Now, it’s just record, email, mix, and upload. All you need is a Macbook, a Wi-Fi connection, and a SoundCloud/Audiomack account, and you’re golden.
In an effort to showcase the independent grind of a past time, Sugar Tongue Slim and RJD2 drop a video for “Trunk Of My Computer” – a standout record off the Philly duo’s STS x RJD2 EP
“I literally wrote my first rap song in a mixtape store in Philly,” STS told Pop Matters. “I worked there for years so I saw firsthand the whole records out the trunk independent grind. The game is so independent but more so on the internet rather than out the trunk, which is how it use to be,” STS explains. “What we have done with STSxRJD2 is ‘Trunk of My Computer’ at its finest, all independent down to the making of the video. We did everything from the muscle.”
If you haven’t already, pick up STS X RJD2 is available on iTunes.