Trap music’s been filtering through the hip-hop scene for years, characterized by Rolands TR-808 deep bass bumps matched and tinny snares and hi-hats sounds.
In 2003, southern rapper T.I. releases his second album Trap Muzik, which includes hits like “Rubber Band Man” and “24s.” Later in 2007 1017 Brick Squad Records, led by Gucci Mane, begins recording and releasing “Trap-A-Holics” mixtapes, featuring artists such as Waka Flocka Flame.
In 2010 Flocka releases his first album, Flockaveli produced by Lex Luger. Lex Luger became a reference producer in the Southern hip-hop and trap music. Luger begins producing for bigger names, such as Rick Ross, Kanye West, and Jay-Z.
When speaking of the “originators” in the trap music game, southern rappers like Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, Three 6 Mafia, and Manny Fresh come to mind.
In my opinion 2013 has been a huge year for Trap music with many hits and thousands of new fans. More and more artists have approached the Trap style and released numerous hits.
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