Memphis native, Young Trap, released his project, BETRAYED!. With a story behind on how he has been betrayed by friends and family, he wants to share his experiences to the world about it. As we are still in quarantine, it doesn’t stop Trap from grinding and making new music with a new sound. As Memphis being on the rise with great music, Trap is one of the cultural uprising artist coming from the city. We have caught up with the artist and discussed his take on why he named the project, BETRAYED!, his inspirations on creating music and more.
RESPECT.: With Memphis being on the rise with music, do you think the culture will be going up?
We are blowing up and it’s a good look by signing new artists and hiring professionals. Our black men would be able to do what we love.
RESPECT.: Who was your inspiration to start your music career?
As a little kid, I was singing and writing poetry and songs. Back then, I wrote for an artist named, Playa Fly, which later, was an influence at the time. He enhanced my writing with the freestyle at the end. In high school, I dropped two albums.
RESPECT.: How did you get the name Young Trap?
My name is Travis and I’m from Memphis. From my hood, Travis means trap.
RESPECT.: What made you name the project ‘BETRAYED!?’
Being in the streets, business deals are betrayed and friends get crossed. Friends break deals or get crossed so many times. I had to get it off my chest. They are going to do the wrong thing to get the facts out.
RESPECT.: With you being stabbed by your family and friends, was that your motivation to tell your story?
Yes. For a while, I want to please my fans for the singles. They were getting to know me along the way. Now, I want them to know about the introspections and storytelling about the past, present and future.
RESPECT.: With police brutality going on, what is your take on with racism, riots, protesting and all?
It’s sad. We bring in the most entertainment, business, smartest, flyest and debonair individuals. Yet, we are the target by getting mistreated or hunted down by police thinking like we are living as a criminal. I can’t even exercise up the street. It’s not fair. We got to pray and continue to protest and change laws to make it equal.
RESPECT.: What were you doing while you were in quarantine? Is this normal for you or different?
I was in-between writing songs and wanting to see family and friends and to travel. If I don’t have any shows, then there isn’t any money. I can’t even enjoy it.
RESPECT.: What is next for you?
I have over 120 songs sitting and waiting to be released. I will let the streets pick the single or project. Right now, I will continue pushing this album. I connected with a lot of fans at home but missed a lot of connections face-to-face. “OPS” will be my next single to release a video. There was a dance challenge, so it’s only right to do the video. I, also, want to sign someone to my label. I’m looking to find talent with work ethic.
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