Hip-Hop

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

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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."

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Jaron is a musician, writer, promoter, videographer, and a founder of the like-minded collective and movement known as Starstruck.
Contact: Jaron Ikner