Warner Records, in partnership with TikTok, is hosting the second annual HBCU College Tour. On Saturday, 10/26, Robnhood Tra, 2KBABY & Da Great Ape will be headlining at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
College Park upstart Robnhood Tra set off the summer with “No Cap” [feat. Lil Keed]. A critical favorite, Pitchfork noted, “The Atlanta scene will always have room for a new crooner and with ‘Thirty8’ Robnhood Tra is another welcome addition.” He’s prepping more music for arrival soon.
Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, newcomer Robnhood Tra emerged in 2018 with the June release of his debut mixtape Exit 66. As one of 17 children, his stage name stems from the deep responsibility he felt over his family at a young age. After a difficult and defining period in his life, he had truly earned the nickname “Robnhood” – stealing from the rich to feed the poor. Just one year ago, Tra was in jail and featured on A&E’s 60 Days In. Now, he’s on his way to stardom. Robnhood Tra made the decision to focus on the hobby that had served as his therapy for years: music. He has put all of his time, efforts and energy towards honing his craft and laying the foundation down for a lasting career. The unapologetically honest lyrics on Exit 66 highlight Tra’s innate ability to capture the emotion of each song in such a way as to make the listener truly feel what he’s lived.
Da Great Ape
Atlanta’s Da Great Ape upholds a south side tradition of slick swagger on his 2019 Warner Records EP, Ape Shit, and the new anthem “Ape Mode” [feat. T.I.].
Southern soul rap star Da Great Ape was set on a path to success that juggled academics with music and football as a youngster until the lure of the streets drew him away. In his insular neighborhood, Community 1010 of East Point, GA, the trap life with all of its hustle and drama was far more appealing than the grind, even of a progressive education environment. As the second of seven kids, the rapper felt responsible for helping his mother out, and fast cash proved to be a means to that end. Still, Da Great Ape never gave up his love of music and realized it was time to look for a new way to live his life. In less than six months, the rapper, who says he’s a beast at competition, recorded and made videos for three street hits: “Out Trap Me,” “Well Spoken” and “Dreams of a Dopeboy.” Partautobiographical, part 1010-neighborhood specific, Da Great Ape’s soulful music tells the story of the streets, pain and passion for his craft.
Straight out of Louisville, 2KBABY earned a bonafide hit with “Old Streets,” which amassed over 3.6 million streams on Spotify. Acclaimed by Lyrical Lemonade, HotNewHipHop, and more, he stands primed to pop off this year.
Christian Michael Todd (born July 19, 2000), better known by his stage name 2KBABY, is a rapper, singer and songwriter from the Southside of Louisville, KY. From a young age, 2KBABY had to shoulder much responsibility, taking care of his family while growing up in the projects of Louisville. At the age of 15, 2KBABY quickly rose to local fame after recording his first song “Southside Story.” In 2018, he decided to take his career to the next level and made the move down to Atlanta with his father. Together with Louisville producer Danny Hajj and his team in Atlanta, 2KBABY quickly got to work on his craft. Collectively, they developed a unique sound, which lead to 2KBABY’s first breakout hit “Old Streets.”