Delaware's DRE.ZIP is an overly-polished R&B Super Talent flirting with the genre Trapsoul. Back in 2016 we asked a question that can Trapsoul thrive as a new contemporary genre? Bryson Tiller along with artists Young Thug, Tory Lanez, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Roy Woods are the voices validating a rising sound in the contemporary.
The latest edition to the lineage could be DRE .ZIP catching attention from many genre tastemakers for his music. Born and raised in Delaware, singer-songwriter Dre .Zip first burst onto the scene in the summer of 2020 with his debut single entitled “Structure Interlude”.
Influenced by an array of artists including Bryson Tiller, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Drake, 6LACK, and anders, Dre .Zip sits comfortably within the laid-back realm of Trapsoul. Taking his love for music to the next level during the COVID-19 quarantine, he invested in studio equipment and took the courageous leap to navigate his way around creating his own style. Since then, he has garnered an ever-growing fan base. Through paying close attention to his musical influences, the ascending artist has carved a glossy and luxurious sound of his own that enables him to place his slick vocals and intimate pen game at the forefront of an assortment of textured backdrops. Dre .Zip laces the 808-enriched production with a flurry of vulnerable bars that are perfect for those hued-lit moments or late-night drives around the city.
Commercializing this new sound in modern rhythm and blues. Explicit lyrical content, southern inspired trap beats and the ability to carry a note, these are the ingredients that form Trapsoul music, and so far, it has proven to be viable. Fetty Wap entered 2016 with two Grammy nominations and making history as the first artist with four debut singles in the top ten on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart at once. During the week of January 16th, 2016 both Fetty Wap and Bryson Tiller had top 10 albums in the Billboard 200. So to solidify is Trapsoul will gain commercial success? It very much can.
It is a genre of music that has been very prevalent among many emerging artists of the Twenty First century. According to BET Trapsoul is a new genre of soul that was created in the 21st century, that infuses soul, rap and R&B. By definition it is in fact its own genre, but within this definition it suggests that all forms of rap, soul, and R&B banded together which qualified as Trapsoul. With surely more music on the way, DRE.ZIP has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with and is without a doubt an artist to watch for. Stream Comfortable below.