Nigeria’s Yung6ix Unveils Experimental Trap x Afrobeats Fusion With ‘Introduction To Trapfro’ Album

Elle Evans

By Elle Evans

Elle Evans

8 Jun 2020

Nigerian Rap star Yung6ix is taking a bold experimental approach to his brand new third album Introduction to Trapfro by bringing his seminal Trap and Afrobeats fusion sound to the limelight.

With features from Sinzu, Dammy Krane, Peruzzi, Erriga, and Payper Corleone, Yung6ix has succeeded in capturing a unique rap sound that perfectly meets at the intersection of his foundational hip hop influences and his strong Nigerian heritage and African culture.

Speaking on the album, he commented; “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 realized 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”.

Listen to Introduction to Trapfro below and on other streaming platforms here.