The Argentine rap community El Quinto Escalón was born in 2012 on the humble steps of Doblas and Chaco streets, at Rivadavia Park in Buenos Aires. Over the past few years, it grew exponentially, until it did its final rap battle at the great Malvinas Argentinas Stadium at the end of 2017. But, rapper Duki already knew what he was going to do: He played his part in the tournaments, took in as much as he could, and moved on.
"I jumped from freestyle to other types of music immediately," Duki told Billboard Argentina.
He's already enjoying the "new Argentinean trap icon" moniker, and explains: "The first major difference between trap and rap is about space and time. Both come from hip-hop, but rap is a better-shaped vision, more exact and better told. Trap, however, is a more futuristic vision. It has an ideology, an aesthetic. I am pretty versatile, getting bagged into one genre doesn't allow you to grow.