California born producer turned rapper Checkin’ Trapps, has been at it for years. Trapp grew up drumming and playing the piano. He graduated with his AA in commercial music and production enabling him to function comfortably in many of the nations premier studios on his own. For the last few years Trapp has had the honor of composing and producing songs with some of hip hops go to artists such as 50cent, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, and Twista. The Smoker’s Club Tour put Trapp in a great position to open up for some hot artists such as Taylor Gang’s Wiz Khalifa, TDE’s Ab Soul, & Joey Badass. He has also performed across the nation opening up for artists like Rick Ross, Bone Thugs n Harmony, Tyrese, Kurrupt, E-40, Warren G, Y.G., Machine gun kelly, Wu-Tang, Meek Millz, Currency, John B, Big Krit and many more.
Independently Trapp has sold nearly 50,000 albums all through the west coast and SW region via his trunk, hence the alias “Trunk Scan man.” Independent sales is where this kid differs from the trendy internet rappers. In early 2007 when he released his first ever mix tape feat. the late Mac Dre, Trapp hit the ground running with cd’s and promo merchandise grossing nearly 300k.
Currently Checkin’ Trapps is preparing for the release of his new Ep, Rock Bottom. Spotting around the country and shaking the hands of his new potential fans is what life is all about these days. Coming fresh off of a grammy nomination for Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor 2 last year, as well as the release of Rock Bottom, Dion Checkin’ Trapps Brigham is definitely pushing a hard work line and letting his music speak for itself.