To celebrate the release of his next mixtape Trapo we take a look at K Trap’s remarkable rise to stardom.
The south Londoner created a huge buzz in 2016, after releasing a string of drilly anthems such as “Trapline Bling” (featuring Mischief and Youngs Teflon) and “David Blaine”, just as the UK drill sound was making waves across the country.
K Trap quickly gained a cult following after consistent, cold projects like dual offering No Order (featuring Mischief) in 2016, and The Last Whip (2017). The Lambeth native proved his talents beyond drill on The Re-Up (2018), as the release date aligned with the removal of his famous mask in the visuals for “Big Mood”. Trapo himself predicted this change on “Mask Off” over a year ago: “Feel to just take this mask off, everyone confused there / Talking wass and hiding face, and I step and stone to music”.
In a recent interview with Amaru Don TV, K Trap broke down the reasons for removing the mask, citing his gradual transition from the streets to music, the need to connect with fans and his desire to be recognisable as an artist. The change in appearance evidently coincided with a change in mentality, as K Trap has released hit tracks outside of the drill genre with pain tale “Change” and club banger “Dope Boys” featuring Asco. K Trap has remained consistent despite these changes, maintaining his unique delivery and hard-hitting lyricism.
This multifaceted journey has catapulted the 25-year-old to the top of the UK scene, proven by a debut project that topped the iTunes chart, sold out shows at the O2 Islington Academy and Electric Brixton, as well as collaborations with super producer Nana Rogues, as well as the likes of Headie One and Krept & Konan.
The new mixtape Trapo is likely to depict several sides of K Trap, and it will undoubtedly confirm his status as one of the UK’s most prominent voices.