HeRobust, Atlanta Trap Star, Moves to Miami, Debuted at The Stage's Massive Wednesdays
"While that's not the thriving scene that's going to sell out, it's kind of more exciting because of the underground nature of it," he said. "And you're only dealing with the people that are really passionate about it. So that's cool."
He continued to drop massive trap bangers throughout his set, most of which were original tracks, edits and remixes, or "Busted" as he calls them. But with the incredible amount of music HeRobust puts out, it's unsurprising. He could fill a whole hour and a half with his work ethic.
"It's not healthy, I'll start there," he said. "I pretty much do it when I'm awake and when I'm not eating or bathing. Of course I go to shows, and I do have friends ... But it's because it's what I love to do. And to be honest, when I come out to a show, most people come to a show and they see a DJ kill it and they're like 'Oh my god, I want to dance.' When I see a DJ kill it, I'm like, 'Oh my god, I want to go home and make a track.' So it kind of just spirals out of control until I'm basically an addict."
And the best part? He gives away most of his music for free.
"I put out my music for free because at this stage, I really just want people to hear it," he said. "You could make some money selling it, but what's really most important is people are listening to it. Free music, it's the future."
He did his new crowd of Miami fans right by dropping a ton of new, previously unheard tracks. He has a lot in the works this next year. Lined up are loads of collaborations with artists like gLAdiator, Two Fresh, Big Gigantic, Atlanta homie Mayhem and Kansas City's Leonard Dstroy. He even has a track coming out Monday on the latest Trapaholics mixtape featuring Future, and for a rising trapstar, that's kind of a big deal.
"You heard it first from HeRobust, trapaholics is a good look," he said laughing.
Still, he knows he won't be able to escape the Miami flavor now that he's settling in.
"I'm more open to different kinds of music than people think," he said. "A lot of my older fans know that because I have a diverse catalogue. But a lot of the new fans are putting me in the trap category, which is cool and hopefully they'll come along the ride when I continue to branch out. House and moombah is really what people are excited about down here, and I know a lot of my fans are not going to be happy about me embracing that but I love music and it's only a matter of time. I want to do it all, except for country."
He finished his set with some more unreleased tracks and busted remixes and left the crowd wanting more to dance to. But that's good, because he's going to be around a while.
"I'll always miss Atlanta. Atlanta will always be my home, and every time I play Atlanta, I will save something special for them," he said. "But it's cool to be here. I like the weather, I like the beach ... I can already tell the people here I'm going to be friends with."
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