Even though Superboy Cheque might claim a fusion of so many genres simply because of the panic that trap music is not typical to the Nigeria traditional music market, he may perhaps focus on the forefront of Solidifying Trap music.
The massive reception and appreciation of his five-track debut EP titled “Razor”, especially from all sides of the spectrum on the trap songs, says a lot about the genre he basically needs, as regards Trap music.
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‘Razor’ EP exemplifies the genre-blending potential that has formidable acceptance and daunting buzz, a trap ballad that evokes the deep motivational street music of Travis Scott and Lil Durk
Akanbi Bamidele Brett popularly known as Superboy Cheque hails from Ondo State, the 25-year-old Signed to Phyno founded record label Penthauze.
Reflecting on his most expeditious style, you will observe tracks like “Zoom”, “Hollywood” and “Satisfied” came from the simplest form and not products of conscious effort, which means in other words that songs, where he tried to serve the usual Afropop, wasn’t really that special.
Therefore, artistes also need to understand that certain subgenres have more appeal than others within the realm of the mainstream.
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The song with his most impressive vibe evolved into one of the year’s biggest and chart-topper hit, which also earned him a collaboration with American rapper Wale and Nigeria afrobeat heavyweight Davido on the “Zoom” Remix, solidifying him as trap mainstream artiste.
What is Trap Music?
Trap music is a subgenre of hip hop music, and one of the dominating forces in hip-hop today, it uses synthetic drums and characterized by complex hi-hat patterns and tuned kick drums.
Nigerians are unconsciously responsive-without persuasion to trap music because of the catchy sound, sing-rapping composite, attitude and vocal delivery.
Nigerian artistes on the verge of trap music are Superboy Cheque, Alpha P, Pscho YP, Rema (Sometimes), but currently, Cheque leads the way as the only standout act and a hit chart-topper trap record.