Dublin’s hip-hop scene is about to get a serious shakeup, as TraviS & Elzzz, two of the city’s most buzzed-about rappers, release their highly-anticipated 8-track mixtape, Full Circle. The project, produced by Dublin beatmaker and long-time collaborator Liam Harris, marks a defining moment in the Irish rap scene, as the duo join forces to deliver a game-changing body of work that’s sure to send ripples far beyond their home turf.
With Full Circle, TraviS & Elzzz offer an intimate look into their personal and professional journeys, breaking down barriers placed by their peers and industry figures within Ireland. The mixtape tells the tale of the underdog and embodies everything the duo stands for, while also creating space for those who follow in their footsteps.
The pair first began collaborating during lockdown in 2021, when they would freestyle back-to-back at the Trenches, an outdoor spot in Dublin, creating a growing appetite for the duo as a pair. Both Nigerian-born, TraviS moved to Ireland when he was six and Elzzz when he was fourteen, and the two have shared the challenging experience of leaving their native country. TraviS grew up on 50 Cent, Skepta, and Section Boys, and has been rapping since he was 12, while also holding down a successful modeling career. Elzzz, on the other hand, is inspired by the likes of Lil Wayne, Skepta, and Jay Z, and also has a huge love for Afrobeats. He spent time as a dancer, while also holding down an engineering job by day.
The two were fans of each other’s music before they started collaborating, and it wasn’t until they met that the two musicians began to thrive off each other’s contrasting flows, cadence, sense of humor, and energy. Now, their brotherly bond remains at the core of everything they do.
On top of their musical endeavours. TraviS & Elzzz are also at the helm of a creative movement in Dublin called Gliders, a clothing line, event, and pop-up series and community of like-minded creatives including musicians, videographers, illustrators, and more. Best known for their sell-out tracksuits and trucker hats, Gliders have brought a new layer to Dublin’s scene and helped create a buzz and enthusiasm for the city’s hip-hop community that it has never had before. The duo’s ethos is based on a love for what they do, with their slogan being “Think It, Materialize It,” a reminder to always keep their eyes on the prize. The pair have already received numerous co-signs from the likes of GRM Daily, Mixtape Madness, Clash, and District, and they’re just getting started. With Full Circle, TraviS & Elzzz are set to cement their place at the forefront of Dublin’s music scene.
To check out TraviS & Elzzz’s new music video for “BBB” from the mixtape, head below…