Blanco Brown and T.I. release the first of their upcoming joint collaboration album, with the release of “Trap Still Bumpin” distributed by Cinq Music. Arguably both Blanco Brown and T.I. have dominated their respective sub-genre, with T.I. being the King of Trap Music and Blanco being the King of Trailer Trap Music, a sub-genre of country music that he created. Trailer Trap is an infusion of hip-hop with country elements over hard-hitting 808s. The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville recently created a permanent installation in the museum for Brown. It’s the first time in the history of the Hall of Fame that an installation was put in place so early on in an artist’s career that stemmed from Brown’s 2019 single “The Git Up”, is the biggest line-dancing single of all time, and certified 15x Platinum worldwide to date. Next week, Brown will hit the Big Apple to perform that single at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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This year, Blanco and T.I. decided that it was time to get together in the studio and record some records together. Within a week, at T.I.’s SuperSound Studios in Atlanta, the pair were able to come up with a whole body of work. The first introduction to the world of their collaborations is today with “Trap Still Bumpin.”
T.I. shares, “20 years later, the trap is still bumpin.” Blanco shares some similar sentiments when speaking on this release. He shares, “This record is the first record born outside of myself, as part of a collaboration, that is trailer trap. We’re taking this straight from Bankhead to the world, colliding two different worlds, the trap and the trailer park, and the end result is trailer trap music.” Since releasing at midnight, the support across all DSPs has been amazing, as there has been tremendous editorial playlist support behind “Trap Still Bumpin.” Fans have reacted positively to this release, and the gentlemen can’t wait to start releasing more from their joint project.
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Co-Directed by T.I. and PhillyFlyBoy, “Trap Still Bumpin” was filmed on Daniel Lee Holloway, where both Blanco Brown and T.I. grew up. This music video gives fans across the world insight into that Down South, Atlanta livin’, emblazoned with lifted trucks, cowboys, and backyard country fun co-inhabited with hip-hop trap culture. Fans in Times Square today were treated to being able to view the full music video on BET’s billboards at their global headquarters, and those in attendance at this Sunday’s Falcons vs. Bears game at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta will have a special treat as well.
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About Blanco Brown
Blurring the lines between Country and hip-hop music, Blanco Brown makes a southern sound that he proudly calls “TrailerTrap.” It’s a boundary-breaking, multicolored genre of his very own – which draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast. His debut album, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, shows off the full range of its creator, who juggled multiple roles as the project’s songwriter, producer, vocalist, visionary, and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, harmonica, lap steel, spoons, tambourine, to name a few). Since 2014, Blanco has been honing in on his unique sound, which is a mix of countrified influences and street-smart lingo, that balances both the urban and rural settings in which he grew up. His viral hit “The Git Up” (certified 11x PLATINUM across three countries) took the world by storm, claiming the top spot in charts across the globe and spawning nearly four billion views across social platforms. It claimed the No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 12 weeks and was the top-selling digital Country song in the US for 13 weeks resulting in Billboard naming him as their No. 1 Top New Country Artist for 2019. In addition to being named Billboard’s “7 Country Acts to Watch in 2019,” the Georgia native is a background singer, artist, and Grammy-nominated engineer who has worked with big-name talent including Fergie, Childish Gambino, Kane Brown, and Chris Brown. The multi-talents multi-national Platinum-certified collaboration “Just the Way” with Parmalee has garnered more than 300 million on-demand streams, earning Brown his first No. 1 hit on Country radio (in the US and Canada) and becoming the most played song on iHeartCountry in 2021. Recovering from a life-threatening accident and leaning on music to heal, Blanco released “Nobody’s More Country” in 2021. Then, while hitting the road hard this summer, he instantly captured the attention of audiences at festival dates as well as his headlining Monster Energy tour shows across the nation opening his set with a breathtakingly powerful cover blend of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” and Chris Stapleton’s “Tennessee Whiskey.” On November 4th “Let it Slide,” was released featuring Blanco, LOCASH and the late, great Leslie Jordan, who suddenly passed less than a week before the single’s release. The single is a celebration of Leslie’s legacy of positivity and light.
Universally recognized as a visionary and groundbreaking entrepreneur—one who led the explosion of southern hip hop music and, specifically, trap, to a mainstream breakthrough—Tip “T.I.” Harris continues to share exciting new projects capturing the magnetic rapper, actor, art curator, entrepreneur, philanthropist and activist at the top of his game.
Marking 15 years since he released his breakthrough album Trap Muzik, (which helped launch the popular hip hop subgenre), the multi-hyphenate artist recently received ASCAP’s inaugural Voice of the Culture award, released his 10th album, Dime Trap, as well as a short movie with Teyana Taylor, brought to life the Trap Music Museum and has topped the charts again – this time, the podcast charts with expediTIously, which reached #1 on the Apple Podcasts chart for all podcast categories. Produced in partnership with PodcastOne, expediTIously has already earned a 5-star rating from fans and reached #1 within 48 hours of its release.
An acclaimed innovator with millions of albums sold and more than 35 million singles, T.I. has been awarded 3 Grammy Awards, 11 Billboard Awards, 3 BET Awards, 2 American Music Awards, and more through the years. Viewed as a seamless collaborator whose prolific musical pairings with seminal superstars include Drake, Beyoncé, Pharrell, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Robin Thicke, M.I.A., Lady Gaga, and others, his recent politically-charged collaboration with Kanye West on “Ye Vs. The People” is also garnering raves.
T.I.’s decade-and-a-half stewardship of Grand Hustle Records has produced multiple breakout artists, including Iggy Azalea, Travis Scott, and others, and his purpose-driven 2016 EP Us or Else courageously addressed police brutality and racial inequality in America, hailed by Rolling Stone as another crucial ‘point on the timeline of the rapper’s growing social conscious.’
T.I.’s unique perspective and unwavering perseverance throughout the seismic changes in pop culture have seen him expand his Atlanta-based Grand Hustle empire into a diverse conglomerate of brands and entities.
His successful forays into music, film, fashion, books, scripted and unscripted television, technology, sports, lifestyle, and real estate ventures have garnered him worldwide acclaim as a multi-platform catalyst behind some of the entertainment industry’s most compelling endeavors. Most recently, he’s locked down deals as an artist/co-owner of the global stream service TIDAL, and co-creator, producer, and star of the BET reality completion series “The Grand Hustle,” where T.I. oversees 16 business-minded participants competing for a six-figure salary and the chance to join his coveted empire. T.I. also reprised his role in the Marvel sequel “Antman & The Wasp,” which grossed close to $600 million worldwide at the box office, and co-produced the musical drama “Glow Up” as part of PepsiCo’s Creators League. His musical talents have now reached Broadway, having received a TONY Award nomination for “Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre” for SpongeBob Square Pants: The Musical. T.I. also stars in the highly anticipated, new music competition series, Rhythm, and Flow, alongside fellow celebrity judges, Cardi B and Chance the Rapper. The show is Netflix’s first music competition series. Additionally, VH1’s “T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle,” will return with a new season.
Also widely recognized for his influence in the community, T.I. has become an activist and dominant force in social issues around race relations, and civil and human rights. In response to mass inequality and the murders of unarmed Black citizens, T.I. began his Us or Else movement where he penned a thought-provoking series of op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Huffington Post, a socially charged album entitled Us or Else: Letter to the System, followed by a provocative short film. Using that as a platform, T.I. launched a formal charitable, social justice, and philanthropic arm, Harris Community Works, dedicated to driving systemic change in underserved communities. His most recent philanthropic work includes relief and support efforts for mass incarceration, Puerto Rico, Houston, Colin Kaepernick’s Million Dollar Challenge, and more. Recently, T.I. became a coveted member of the Mayor of Atlanta’s Transition Team and is now on the Reimagine Task Force charged with rethinking the city’s approach to incarceration. In these roles, he supports the Mayor and the City of Atlanta in policy and advocacy efforts that drive the city of Atlanta forward.
Having recently added Art Curator to his long list of creative credentials, T.I. is also the visionary and creator of the first-ever pop-up Trap Music Museum, where he lends his visual and artistic wisdom along with his creative energy to chronicle and celebrates the contributions of Trap music. Since its opening, the Trap Music Museum has already become one of Atlanta’s most visited attractions. And in 2022 T.I. opened up the Trap City Cafe right next door to the museum. With new, exciting film and television projects underway, the #1 podcast, as well as a string of creative, and business ventures, the fearless game-changer is once again taking his ever-evolving artistic franchise to new heights.