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Trap-Rappers are tapping into a new fan base by Stravard Lux Publishing House
More and more rappers are beginning to diversify their brands. For years they have lent their voices and images to a bevy of things, ranging from sneakers to liquor and cars. However, today's rap artists have taken a step backwards in time.
By: Stravard Lux Publishing House, Inc.
Urban artists typically known for fast women and tough lyrics can be found moonlighting in the boardrooms of Silicon Valley and investing in start-ups. Like Akon, Chamillionaire, T.I and even Soulja Boy. But that's old news! What's giving us life at this very moment, is the growing number of rappers getting into the Comic Book game!
It's long been the playground for nerds, geeks and the more conservative population of our day. But this old and cemented description is changing. For instance, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (of Run DMC fame) has spearheaded Darryl Makes Comics, an independent comic book imprint company.
As recently as last week, we had the pleasure of interviewing DK Daniro. A Chicago-based "Trap-Rapper"
Daniro has nearly 14,000 followers on Instagram and an impressive catalog of music streaming on Youtube, Twitter and playing weekly in popular clubs. When asked, "What's your appeal with Comic Books?" He shared that, "We're colorful, hard and fast! That medium is empowering and the fan base is expansive! I feel that comics and graphic novels are effective ways to tell the real stories of rap-life."
This is duality at it's best and we are here for it! We look forward to what may come next from the ever-changing landscape of Music of Color.
Stravard Lux Publishing House