“I didn’t play magic cards or anything like that. I wasn’t all that into sports. I’ve been only interested in music for my entire life.” That's no platitude: The 20-year-old Madison, Wis.
native doesn’t go to parties often & economizes in conversation. Trapo quite literally lives in the studio; he started recording and mixing his own self-assured experiments from his bedroom in the fifth grade. Trap released his debut mixtape, The Black Beverly Hills, in the fourth quarter of 2015, garnering ‘best new artist’ designations from Pigeons & Planes and BBC Radio 1. It featured Max Wonders & Allan Kingdom. He followed that self-described “short project about Black prosperity” with SHE, a nine-track EP about impulsive romance. SHE spawned the single “Chicago,” which rose to No. 2 on Spotify’s Global Viral Tracks chart in April 2016. Trapo released his studio album, Shade Trees, in November 2016, with a headlining tour & his own line of merch. The ambitious study in escapism featured Saba & Skizzy Mars, while receiving praise from NPR & XXL. 2017 found Trap releasing a set of accomplished loose singles & hitting the road with Felly. Trapo is a 100-percent independent artist who releases music through his own LLC. A rare member of Pigeons' 20 Under 20 list for three consecutive years, Trap’s Oil Change EP is available now!