Coming out of Richmond hill , Port Elizabeth in South Africa, trapper phiaton is one you want to watch out for.
His name comes from his body type and his over the top personality that was always getting him in trouble with ladies From a very young age, phiaton knew that music was his passion. It became even more evident after attending shows in his neighborhood and watching his friends freestyle battle each other, which inspired him to write songs and poetry.
And shortly after being introduced to hip-hop legends, Phiaton decided to spend time learning and understanding the art of rap and the culture of hip-hop. He was also inspired by music from the newer hip hop legends and he decided to pursue music full time.
In a recent interview, the rapper explained that he considers himself in the realm of the hip-hop genre, but does not like to box himself into one specific genre. When asked about his sound, he said “I would like to say it’s bright and filled with emotions because music or the art of writing comes from pain and struggle. Even though I may be talking about girls and bluefaces my creativity always comes from that pain and heartbreaks
Early on, before being signed to TMG (The Money Gang) Records and having a team to support him, Phiaton did it all by himself – When asked why, he said that coming from where he is from, he simply had no choice – he made a commitment to himself and taught himself how to create.
The rapper aspires to positively impact and contribute to the hip-hop culture and he is definitely heading in the right direction. He has a unique sound, dope lyrics and music that anyone can easily vibe to. Well, the rapper is currently back in the studio working on a new project, which features various international artists and is scheduled to drop later this year. He shares that this project will definitely make noise and we just can’t wait to hear it
WATCH: PHIATON-Fiji[Official music video] Dir. by STEEVEIGHTY