It’s been a while since I’ve heard a good Trap song without star-studded features. Sly Mike, who is a rapper-producer from North Carolina, shares ‘Departed’ bound to have you head-banging at first listen. He’s been rapping since 2017, is from Winston-Salem, and is determined and driven to win. I love his energy on the hook, but I do feel he loses the spark on the chorus. Sly Mike is new, in the grand scheme of things, so I’ll charge it to his moments of obscurity, which we all have.