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