Hoodrich Pablo Juan is kicking a few contradictory messages, but who isn’t? History precedes itself when it comes to traphouse imagery. On “I Like Freaks,” Pablo Juan re-imagines this storybook scene with himself in the lead position. It all begins as his fictional self is woken up by the smell pancake batter on the stove.
The image of Pablo’s shorty getting an early start on breakfast is limited to the one line, yes. But it is based in a tradition of “traphouse” storyteller, making it all the more palpable for the listener to fill in the blanks.