Young Roc – “3AM Eastside” (Feat. Trinidad James) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Ever since Detroit rapper Young Roc crossed paths with “All Gold Everything” hit-maker Trinidad James on Twitter, the two rappers have teamed up on a number of tracks including “3AM Eastside.” Roc and Loonee are responsible for the track’s moody molasses production, a skipping, stuttering, nearly formless downtempo beat built around a pitched-down vocal sample. Roc’s microphone presence here carries a whiff of Wiz Khalifa as well as some Drake, which is a good match for this aesthetic. Meanwhile, James’ swaggering presence makes for a sharp contrast against all the blank space in the beat. It’s a compelling sound, and director Vincent Lou° Film makes memorable use of some forestry and a sleek woodland apartment in the video. Watch below.