Seattle-based rapper and vocalist, Macntaj, has lived in two worlds since early childhood. The son of a broken marriage, Taj bounced between his mother's toxic household in south Seattle and his Ghanian father's spiritual lifestyle on Seattle's affluent Mercer Island.
At 15, gang life beckoned and offered Taj the respect he hoped would be an antidote to his anger and the negativity that formed the fabric of his home life. What it did offer was an initiation into a brotherhood that spanned Seattle and the notorious Garden Blocc neighborhood in Sacramento.
In his 20s, Macntaj found that the psychology of gang life no longer interested him. But he knew that he would never leave the relationships he had built. With the full support of his brothers in Seattle and Sac, Macntaj has focused his efforts and energy fully on music.
ABOUT THE ALBUM
Trappy Gilmore Vol. 2 is a hard-hitting, unorthodox approach to modern-day trap music, much like Adam Sandler's golfing technique in the movie, Happy Gilmore.
It articulates the day-to-day happenings - both beautiful and ugly - in the life of a self-proclaimed "trap nigga" across a plethora if moods, colors, and emotions.
“Everything I don’t like about myself, everything I am ashamed of does not exist in that moment of creating music."