Meet The Black Family, Trap House's New Hip-Hop Collective

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Rapper Trap House started hip-hop collective The Black Family.

With eight critically acclaimed projects under his belt, Phoenix-based hip-hop artist Trap House has become one of the most prolific and influential hip-hop artists to come out of Arizona. Some of his accolades include being chosen by Vitamin Water to give a personalized tour of the city and being chosen by New Times as one of a few musicians that should already be famous. With so many accomplishments under his belt, the now 30-year-old emcee is hoping to take the Arizona hip-hop scene to the next level with the formation of what he calls a "hip-hop community," a collective known as "The Black Family".

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Propped up with the motto, "Hate is for the Weak", the newly formed community features a wide array of artists, DJs, engineers, videographers, and others. The Black Family was founded with the goals to eliminate the air of negativity and lack of support that has crippled the growth of Phoenix's urban music scene. The collective already has a few events and releases under its belt despite forming just a few short months ago. Led in part, by founder Trap House, The Black Family plans to have their first official "Hate is for the Weak" showcase as a unit on Friday, May 23, at the Arizona Event Center.

Trap House drew inspiration to form the collective after his cousin J Monster told him that his leadership and influence was critical in the success and progress of hip-hop in the state. Trap took heed and tapped some of his fellow artists to join the team.

"We have around 20 official members of The Black Family and hundreds of unofficial members and supporters," Trap House said.

Some of the more notable members include artists like Je Mula, Been Cold and Double Up, and audio-visual pros such as Jay Reyes and Xaiver Williams. The squad even includes a 17-year-old producer named Bleak, who originally worked with Trap on his last release "Ric Flair."

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Ashley Todd
Ashley Todd

Ray Perryman , Aaron DoubleUp Hardwick

bobbydrosac
bobbydrosac

Trap House, Bro, allow me to say you are on top of your game like you were standing on your XBox. Nah but on a serious note that's a good look homie. Your #grind motivates me to get back on my shit. I was trying to support this AZ hip hop with the #SGNS(Support or Get No Support) AZHIPHOP, I just did not have the means to push it properly. Now I say that to say this, I'm glad that you are creating a positive environment for local artists, because as the article said the negativity in the Arizona urban music scene has been a hindrance to the success of the State (as far as hip hop goes). I really believe this movement(way of life) should have been around when "the survivalist" were poppin, or especially when #WillyNorthpole put out an album with Ludacris and DTP. With a movement or"way of life" like #theblackfamily something good is bound to come from it. So continue to push #theblackfamily "way of life"

and take some credit when the star blows

arenee2577
arenee2577

Shout out to my boy Trap House​​ and everyone in TBF!!! You guys are really out in AZ doing big things and letting everyone know what's up! I'm happy I got to see it all unfold my last couple months living in AZ... Some of my best memories come from show nights! Keep being that strong leader and voice out in those AZ streets Trap. If anyone is going to put AZ on the map it's YOU and TBF! Hate is for the WEAK! #360

westsidetone7
westsidetone7

very nice article I LOVE what he and the rest of the artist are doin they have come together putting deferences aside to reach one common goal that has given Phoenix's urban music scene the attention it needs from those outside our state and in state..s/o to jama ent. to they doin it along with "The Black Family" I commendand salute all these guys for their efforts and hard work.. #Hateisfortheweak

janelleblackowl
janelleblackowl

THATS WHATS UP THE BLACK FAMILY IS DOING THE DAM THING! CONGRATS. ON THE PROGRESS YOU`VE ALL MADE, PLUS MORE TO COME. HATE IS FOR THE WEAK! YOU ALL HAVE MY FULL SUPPORT NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT

heknotad
heknotad

Congrats to all the soldiers in the squad. With great power comes great responsibility. Trap is NOT playing and this is what Hip Hop culture needs Arizona is ahead of the curve. Yes indeed I'm geeked and cheesing.

jussmeetasha
jussmeetasha

THE BLACK FAMILY, HATE IT FOR THE WEAK. Oh You Already Know I'm With The Movement

tipatterson
tipatterson

It's called the Black Family to represent the times being black not that it's exclusive to black people. There are members of all ethnicities involved.

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