Raised in a small town known as Edgefield, South Carolina, P3G Trap and his childhood friend PaperChasinMoney had a passion for music since an early age. Both perfected their craft and decided to pursue their dreams of becoming a Hip-Hop artist to display their talent to the world. Now, the buzzing rap duo unveiled their awaited EP “Workin”, entirely produced by 706Hitz, via P3G Entertainment in conjunction with 706Hitz.
Before we talk about your music, let us know which city you rep and how the Hip-Hop scene is there?
Hello world! I go by the name of P3G Trap. I was born and raised in Edgefield, South Carolina. We got a lot of talent back home. Salute to everybody working: Main Event, True Kash, Blaze Servin’… the list goes on. Carolina we on the way!
How did the environment you grew up in influence your music?
Being raised in a small town, there wasn’t many opportunities. With that being said, getting discovered is like a dream come true. I won’t say I grew up in the hood because I didn’t, but I can say I was raised in one of the most drug activist neighborhoods. Pretty much took things I’ve seen growing up and turned it into music.
Where do you get your influences from when crafting music?
My pops raised us on hardcore rap. I grew up on 2Pac, Biggie, Bone Thugs N Harmony, No Limit, Hot Boys… basically all the old school legends. I’ve always been a fan of music. You would hardly see me without a set of headphones.
So P3G Trap is your rap moniker, how did you come up with that name?
My older cousin, Free Tomb, and his best friend started a street team called Paper Chasing Gang. Since there was already an established organization with that name I changed it up. Same meaning I just used the number 3 being it’s the third letter of the alphabet if that makes sense. Kinda got it like an asap movement.
For those who are not familiar with you yet, how would you describe your style and sound?
I would consider my style genuine. If you listen to the radio today, everybody sound like somebody. My style is different it comes from deep within. I’m not a big fan of autotune either.
What would you say sets you apart from other up-n-coming rappers or groups in the game at the moment?
Honestly, I would say my grind. The music game can be very expensive and risky. You can spend 10K and not get heard then turn around and spend a stack and get paid features. You never gonna know what you gonna get out of it. I do know that it takes money to make money [laughs].
What are you currently working on and what can we expect from you in the near future?
I just dropped an EP titled “Workin'” with my neighborhood partner PaperChasinMoney…free my bro! Recently, I just wrapped up my project “Traponese”. Looking to drop that on 9/11. Guest features include BaBy D (BMF) and Yung Ralph (Jugg Man Entertainment). My goal is to drop as many songs as I can this summer.
What is your label situation looking like?
I’m the CEO of P.3.G. Entertainment. We’re building day by day. So far everything is going smooth. Not quite where I want it but we doing pretty good to be independent.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
In the next 5 years, I can see myself on the Billboard charts. With my support team and great PR companies, I can boldly say that I will be there.
Anything else you would like to talk about?
Be sure to follow me on all social media @p3gtrap. New music on the way! Music available on all music platforms @p3gtrap. Salute my hometown. Slade Road 4 Life!