Revered on the continent as one of the most influential rappers that have been putting African hip hop on the global map over the past decade, Yung6ix comes with two iTunes World top 10 albums under his belt, hit collaborations with some of the biggest Afrobeats stars including Wizkid, Davido, Mr Eazi and Yemi Alade, as well as his millions of juggernaut dreamers aka his loyal tribe of fans, including over three million social media followers, who have grown with him over the years, ever since his 2011 debut mixtape Green Light Green, with which he burst onto the African music scene, and by the sounds of Introduction To Trapfro, he has never looked back since.
Speaking about the inspiration behind his new ‘Introduction to Trapfro’ album, Yung6ix says: “Trapfro is a new hybrid genre of music I felt I could contribute to the global music scene in 2020, it is a fusion of trap and afrobeats music.
“Growing up and listening to some of my favourite rappers in the west, I often wondered what kind of music they would have been making if they grew up in Africa, and I think this record might just answer that question for me.
“Over the course of my decade-long career within the African music landscape, I realised that when hip-hop records are big on the continent, they didn’t get the full accolades that they deserved, maybe because rap was considered a genre of western culture and not African culture, but the same audiences celebrated trap/hip-hop records and gave them their dues when these records were from western artists.
“My solution to that was to unapologetically bring my African originality and finesse into the rap and hip-hop records I was created, these were attributes the African hip hop scene had been missing for decades, so I’ve delivered on a genre that is comfortably defined by both African and western interpretations of rap, trap and hip-hop music, and out of that sound, we’ve birthed this ‘Introduction To Trapfro’ album to bring you into our new world”.