North Carolina-bred and ATL-based recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer Trappa MadeIt recently made his introduction to the world with his debut single “Stormin” featuring NBA Youngboy and Moneybagg Yo. Now Trappa is prepping his highly anticipated debut Already Rich which is slated to arrive sometime next year. I had the opportunity to speak with Trappa Made It about his influences, moving from North Carolina to Atlanta, Already Rich, linking up with NBA Youngboy and Moneybagg Yo and much more.
1. You are a producer and a rapper. Did you start producing or rapping first and when did you begin to transition into the other and why?
- I started off producing first. I use to make beats for ppl and most of the time while they were listening to them in the studio I’d also come up with lyrics too. They use to tell me I should rap too, so eventually, I decided to start writing for myself.
2. Who are some of your major influences rap and production wise?
- Major rap influences for me are Young Jeezy, T.I and Mystikal. Production wise I’d have to say Timberland, Kanye West, Zaytoven, and Mike Will
3. You’re from North Carolina but you recently relocated to Atlanta. What prompted your relocation?
- Yes, I moved to Atlanta right after I did Stormin with NBA Youngboy & Moneybagg Yo to be closer to the city where most of the talent in today’s hip-hop is coming from.
4. How has North Carolina influenced your music and since moving to Atlanta how has their sound impacted your music?
- I can’t really pinpoint just one area for being responsible for impacting my music, being that I’ve lived in so many places throughout my life. NC is just my birth home. I appreciate all sounds and forms of music from all over as they all have played a part in my music.
5. You just released your new single “Stormin” featuring NBA Youngboy & Moneybagg Yo. Can you tell me how that collaboration came about?
- The song that was written for that beat was actually a different song written by myself, I sent over to NBA to put his verse on and he was feeling a different vibe for that beat. So I scratched it and let him do his thing on the hook. Once he sent it back to me it was fire! So I laid my verse down, I was actually done with the song but after listening to it I felt as if it needed one more verse. I reached out to Moneybagg and he put his verse on. The whole song was finished in like a week.
6. You are currently working on your debut EP ‘Already Rich’ can you tell me a little bit about that? When can we expect for it to arrive?
- Yes, I am currently working on Already Rich. I called it that because I’m coming into the music industry already with everything that most ppl gain after being a success with their music. I have more major features on this EP as well. It is expected to be released around Feb 2019
7. If you had to introduce yourself with a song what song would that be and why?
- Fortunate would be my introduction song. Because every word I wrote is 100 percent true. In the hook of this song it says, Could’ve been me dead in these streets, Locked up doing time without nobody to see. Made it off the block no open cases on me, can’t predict the future but its easy to see, I’m fortunate!
8. Is there anything else you would like to add?
- I just want to thank my family, friends, and fans for all their support, Asheville we made it!!