Traphik

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Traphik
Birth name Tim Chantarangsu
Also known as Timothy DeLaGhetto, Traphik
Born (1986-03-06) March 6, 1986 (age 28)
Billings, Montana, United States
Origin Long Beach, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter, comedian, actor
Years active 2006 – present
Labels Independent, 6S Management Group
Associated acts Dumbfoundead, D-Pryde, MC Jin, JR Aquino, Tori Kelly, Chris Miles, Wax, Nikki Jean, Auburn
Website timothydelaghetto.com

Tim Chantarangsu (born March 6, 1986), better known as Traphik and Timothy DeLaGhetto, is an American rapper, comedian, and videographer. Aside from rapping, he produces and acts in many comedy videos which are uploaded to his YouTube channel. He is now one of the cast members on MTV2's Wild 'N Out.


Biography[edit]

Chantarangsu was born in Billings, Montana, by two parents who had immigrated from Thailand. He was raised in the Southern California city of Paramount, California, where he attended Paramount High School. He attended California State University, Long Beach, where he majored in art. Chantarangsu eventually left CSU to pursue his dream of being a rapper, actor and director, a career path he has titled the "Fresh Prince" format. [1]

YouTube[edit]

Traphik's main YouTube channel has over 2.5 million subscribers and over 577 million video views as of August 3, 2014.[2] It features original skits, parodies,[3] rants, and a series called Dear DeLaGhetto.[4] His most popular video has over 78 million views.[5] Chantaransgu also has a vlog channel, a music channel and a style channel.

As of September 4, 2014, Chantarangsu has produced over 400 vlogs, and has garnered approximately 860,000 subscribers and over 110 million video views on his vlog channel.[6] The channel consists of collaborations with other musical artists, songs from his albums and mixtapes, and a series called Weekly 16's.[7] His style channel, also known as Tim's Bakery, has over 170,000 subscribers and over 10.8 million video views. The channel is composed of his fit-of-the-day videos, clothing collections and style videos and interviews with fellow sneaker fans called "Kickin' It".[8] One of his newest video ventures includes an animated web series named Powerhouse in which he plays himself.[9]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Rush Hour (2009)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The First Mixtape (2006)
  • Will Rap for Food (2007)
  • MixedApe (2010)
  • Cruise Control (2012)
  • No Jokes (2014)

Soundtrack[edit]

  • High School Sucks: The Musical Soundtrack – 2011

Singles[edit]

Featured artist[edit]

  • "Shut It Down" (with Chris Miles)
  • "Keep Ya Head Up" (with D-Pryde)
  • "My Fresh" (with Joanlee)
  • "Pajama Pants" (with Nick Cannon, Migos, and Future)

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2006 Thai Smile Tim Main Role [10]
2014 ISA Big Boy [11]
2014 Tranzloco Pre-Production
2014 The Pizza Joint Thomas Pre-Production
201? High School Sucks the Musical Ayo Filming, Main Role[12]
Television
Year Program Role Notes
2011 The Timothy DeLa Ghetto Show Himself (Host) Star [13]
2013–present Wild 'N Out Himself Cast member
2014 Love That Girl!
2014 Million Dollar Maze Runner Himself (Host)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ko, Nalea (Nov 28, 2011). "Now, This is A Story About Timothy DeLaGhetto". Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ Timothy DeLaGhetto About page - YouTube
  3. ^ "Call Me Maybe" (DIRTY PARODY) on YouTube
  4. ^ Chantarangsu, Tim (May 25, 2012). "TimothyDeLaGhetto aka Traphik-Jokes and Raps". YouTube. 
  5. ^ Chantarangsu, Tim (April 25, 2012). "SNEAK PEAK". 
  6. ^ "Timothy DeLaGhetto's LIFE in VLOG form". YouTube. December 30, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Traphik Musik". YouTube. September 2, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Timothy DeLaGhetto's Style Channel". YouTube. September 2, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Powerhouse". YouTube. April 25, 2012. 
  10. ^ "El Cartel Thai Smile DVD". 24 February 2011. 
  11. ^ "Telemundo Takes Audiences on a Modern Sci-Fi Adventure With ISA". 19 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "High School Sucks Website". 24 February 2011. 
  13. ^ "The Timothy De La Ghetto Show on MyxTV". February 4, 2011. 

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