Chris Patrick‘s lyrical excellence can be heard on and off the microphone. Without much effort, the New Jersey rap star can take on any topic and flow through it quickly and confidently. As he adapts cadences to whichever beat is within his reach, the versatile musician effortlessly speaks on love, loss, societal issues, generational conflicts, and his progression as a musician and individual. Additionally, he drops confident-ridden bars about the depths of his loyalty and pen game. Now and then, Patrick drops introspective lyrics that resonate with fans worldwide.
He told These Days Magazine,
“A part of the reason I didn’t want to make music at first is that I was nervous that people won’t be able to relate to the regular everyday shit when everything else sounds so extravagant. But the way I see it now is that I want to grow with the listeners. So the same way I’m growing with this music shit, I want people to grow with me. I’m sure the raps will get luxurious eventually, but until we get there, I’m gonna give y’all legitimately what it is. I was working a job at Best Buy, shit was ass, but I knew I was going to do this music shit.”
The most significant piece of Chris Patrick’s wordplay is the authenticity he holds. Moreover, the elite rapper lives what he raps about.
“I want to give music that we can both relate to, you know what I’m saying?” he tells These Days Magazine. “There’s a lane for all this shit, and I’m realizing that there’s a lane for just the regular everyday person waking up to try and get to their passion and their dream is the lane that exists. People want that.”
Before his highly-anticipated album, X Files, on August 10th arrives, Chris Patrick dropped a mini EP called Lost Files to hold fans over. Comprised of three tracks, the project finds Patrick rapping over trap and bedroom R&B beats. Jnr Choi‘s “Talking To The Moon” is also blessed with a freestyle from the East Orange native. The themes on Lost Files speak of unforgettable memories, a top-tier drip game, an infatuation with his first real queen, and perseverance.
One standout record from Lost Files is “Back On Road (feat. Ausar).” Over the dark, bass-knocking trap beat, Chris Patrick raps in a smooth flow. While his friends are out and about, the New Jersey rap star has been “running state to state/making plays/dodging woes.” To better put it, Chris Patrick has been following his dreams and working to make them a reality. Additionally, the rapper lets it known that there are no days off. Nothing can distract him from his truer purpose.
“Please don’t hit me up ‘less God on the phone,” he raps. “No time for love baby.” In the following lines, he admits that working nonstop can have a toll on him. Yet the result is worth it in the end. “Been feeling like I’m drowning but it’s wavy/Oh can you blame me.” His feature, Ausar informs his peers that he’s “in rare form, airborne. In and out the airport.” To add, Ausar vows not to return until he’s accomplished all he needs to. Finally, the rapper concludes that he “can’t take a rest until we press it forward.”
Regardless of their time in (and out of) the booth, they hope their partner can understand the time restraints they’ll have in a relationship. Elsewhere, Chris Patrick lets it known that he’s “obsessed to ball like Lonzo Brother.”
Signifying their hard work ethic, Chris Patrick spits
“All my texts and calls on DND/I’mma trek through all the DMV/Drop a check to cop the BNB.”
The end of “Back On Road” finds Chris Patrick addressing his ladies changed behavior since he went to pursue his dreams.