Traveling Exhibit “TrapxArt” Brings Black Culture to DC


— “Trapxart” is a movement that fuses art and HipHop culture via self-expression. They are a team that believes in being your own boss; spiritually, mentally, creatively, physically, whatever that means to you. Their showcases are a celebration of diversity through arts, whether audio or visual, but usually both.

The brilliance behind “trapxart” events is the way that they blend our contemporary “trap” music live show and a living, breathing, engaging art exhibit experience. Most events feature musical tributes to artists or record labels who embody the essence of their agenda. This particular evening was all about Atlanta’s own trap supergroup, “Migos”.

I joined trapxart and one of their featured artists, Lexi Russell (, for an evening of custom creations and black culture, at Kabin Lounge in Northwestern D.C., right on Dupont Circle.

The top-floor nightclub was packed wall-to-wall with patrons, the DJ was playing our favorite songs. Every inch of the space was covered with creativity, from the outfits on display by the attendees, to a live art installation featuring a body-painter.

Lexi and I sat down to discuss the effect that growing up black had on the person she is today, how it influences her art, and what #blackgirlmagic means to her.


trapxart DC Recap 03/18/18

All photos taken by Gustavo Marinho (@MR_Gustavo)