Photography by @jack_cullis

100% K Trap: revving fast with the ris­ing rapper

Unmasked and cranking out tune after tune, the South London artist is not slowing down.

In just two short years, K Trap has risen from unknown drill artist to a genre-blend­ing rap­per with co-signs from Stor­mzy and Jor­ja Smith. Debut­ing with a stand­out mix­tape The Last Whip in 2017, the masked south Lon­don artist — who took off his Bal­ly ear­li­er this year in the video for Big Mood — quick­ly tot­ted up mil­lions of streams and hasn’t stopped since. 

While stick­ing true to his drill roots, his recent tracks have flirt­ed with new sounds: from the club-ready cut Stay Safe to the trap-twinged track Gun­shot. His lat­est offer­ing, Out The Mud, expands even fur­ther, with K Trap spit­ting bars about his suc­cess in the game. It’s a tri­umphant tune that will sure­ly blow. 

Check out the visu­als below before get­ting the 100% scoop.

10%: Where were you born, where were you raised and where are you now based?

Born in St Thomas Hos­pi­tal, raised in South Lon­don – Gyp­sy Hill to be pre­cise – and that’s where I am still. 

20%: At what point did you realise you’d be able to do what you love for a living?

Very late. I would say prop­er­ly this year. I’ve always liked rap­ping and doing what I do, but nev­er felt that this could just be my liv­ing. Cer­tain moments I’ve had already that I wouldn’t have guessed that I could have had. That’s made me realise that this might be the one. I can do this. 

30%: What’s a piece of advice that changed your life?

I’ve been told a lot of times, Nobody’s gonna want it more than you.” And that stuck with me. You should always do you own thing with­out wor­ry­ing about any­one else. 

40%: What kind of emo­tions and expe­ri­ences influ­ence your work?

My day-to-day life and my past, slow­ly but surely.

50%: What can you tell us about your next project?

Obvi­ous­ly the title of the track is Out The Mud and the track is kind of a vic­to­ry track. The long and short is that it explains the lev­el up of where I’ve come from and that it’s good that I’m in the posi­tion that I am in now.

60%: Break down your typ­i­cal day at work…

Just in the stu­dio, doing a show, doing a press shoot, hav­ing a meeting…yeah, that’s a typ­i­cal day at work. 

70%: What can artists do to help save the world?

Every artist should be exact­ly them­selves and not get caught up in any­thing and feel like they have to act a cer­tain way as an artist. If there were a lot of peo­ple act­ing like them­selves then there might be loads of peo­ple in the back­ground who wouldn’t feel left out and feel like they have to be a cer­tain way. If artists are hon­est about who they are, then it might help oth­er peo­ple be themselves. 

80%: No1 hol­i­day destination?


90%: You rule the world for a day, what goes down?

I would give all the home­less a house to stay in.

100%: How did you cel­e­brate your last birthday?

I went out to eat with my friends and fam­i­ly and then went on holiday. 

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