Mini-Doc - Trapo: The Shade Trees

Image: Niko Hagen

Image: Niko Hagen

We're releasing videos now. You may have seen The Max Holiday Interview last week, and now we've got another. Our first mini-documentary is about Trapo, an 18 year-old rapper from Madison, WI. He's probably pretty familiar to our audience: we interviewed him a year ago and he's appeared on our pages a couple more times. A lot has changed in a year, two EPs, many shows across the country and several big co-signs later, Trapo seems on the verge of stardom. And what a better time to release this then the day before his debut album, Shade Trees, dropping tomorrow, November 14th? 

Image: Niko Hagen

Image: Niko Hagen

As an artist that is always trying new sounds and is truly all over the place musically, Trapo has been a hard read from the outside. For a kid that has seemed relatively mysterious through entering the public eye, this is a great look into exactly who he is and what drives him. 

This 8 minute documentary was shot and edited by Niko Hagen,  a Madison based videographer that has made waves with videos for Lucien Parker and Mic Kellogg, among other videos, and shows a lot of versatility with this project. The interview was conducted by Evan Froiland

Go buy Shade Trees tomorrow.