Trapped Inside by KidDave | Voices of the Beautiful Struggle


Trapped Inside is a hip-hop/rap song aimed at exposing the effects that the covid-19 lockdowns have had on the community – “from the east to the west, from the north to the south”. I made this song in my room; my goal was to produce a record that anyone can listen to even if they are not fond of the rap/hip-hop genre because everyone can relate. Everybody wants to go back to their normal lives but that’s been a challenge recently, although the vaccine is out, the government won’t let up at all so it’s starting to look like they just don’t want to.

I created this song to capture how everybody is feeling in a short enjoyable piece of art, I’m pretty sure everyone can enjoy this, whether they like rap music or not, the lyrics are relatable and the beat produced by Kuda which uses a sample most will recognise.”

David Chomba (KidDave) – Vocals
Brendan Kuda – Beat
Arad Kian – Beat

“I’ve started Prolific Studio so I can assist in nourishing the amazing talent Melbourne youth have to offer musically.

The 9 towers lockdown was a devastating time for our community. Witnessing the injustice and inhuman way our people were treated. This has brought so much anxiety within our community.

When MAV gave me the opportunity to curate and produce an EP compilation for the Shelter 2 project, it was a great honour to be able to work with a group of talented and resilient young people who experienced the effects of this lockdown.

Especially as a past Flemington housing estate resident, this project was very close to my heart.

We have a long way to go to repair the damage made. However I’m a true believer that art can open dialogue and begin the healing that we all need.”
– Khaled Abdulwahab, Founder, Prolific Studio.

Trapped Inside by KidDave | Voices of the Beautiful Struggle is created for Shelter 2.

Shelter 2 is proudly supported by VicHealth, Creative Victoria, City of Melbourne and Australia Council for the Arts.