Trans Trenderz Make a ‘Splash’ With New Video: WATCH

Indie label Trans Trenderz is announcing their mission while introducing their newest artists with the collaborative single and video, “Splash.”

The single which made its debut in Paper Magazine, features Blxck Cxsper, Jae, Jupiter Gray, Heather Hills, and Lady Londyn.

“Splash” marks the beginning of a new wave of Black Trans visibility in mainstream music.

“This song shows the influence hip-hop, the voice of the people, has had on queer culture, and that Black Trans voices deserve to be included and valued in that space of the industry,” says artist, producer, and label founder, Blxck Cxsper.

 

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According to Paper Magazine, “Shot on the streets of New York City, the Charlies Angels-inspired visual features artist and label founder Blxck Cxsper alongside a cast of talent — rappers Heather Hills, Lady Londyn, Jupiter Gray and Jæ — who’re now part of the Trans Trenderz roster. (They refer to themselves as ‘The Dolls.’)”

“Our job is to openly and publicly love and support trans women,” Cxsper says. “And actively work to build platforms that they can then use to make their voices heard.”

Watch “Splash,” featuring Heather Hills, Lady Londyn, Jupiter Gray, Jæ & Blxck Cxsper, below.

Trans Trenderz was launched in 2016 when Cxsper curated and produced a mixtape of the same name, featuring 14 Trans artists. The feeling at the release party was unlike anything they had experienced before. “You could feel how excited people were to finally see Trans folks on stage. It didn’t feel like a show, more like a family reunion,” they explain. “There was no hierarchy between the artist and the audience, everybody was contributing to the love in that room in their own way.” Wanting to continue to provide that space for themselves and other like-minded artists, Trans Trenderz officially evolved into a record label, signing Transgender and gender non-conforming acts.

 In June of 2020, when the Black Lives Matter movement regained traction, Cxsper offered to make beats for other Black Trans artists. Within days, 30 artists reached out to them to collaborate. Around the same time, Myla, a Black Trans woman from Dallas, TX, contacted Cxsper wanting to donate some of her PUA money to help Black Trans people. They decided to use the funds to cover release costs for Black Trans musicians, and a new endeavor, The Ghostly Beats Project, was born. As soon as it was announced, Black Trans artists and allies alike began to get in touch to become involved, and it has continued to grow from there. More than a label, Trans Trenderz is a movement, uplifting Black Trans Voices through creative collaboration and supporting each other as a family.