Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Trap Music

Trap Music is another style of music that originated in the South in the early 2000's it is a mixture of hip-hop and crunk music. The sound of Trap Music is categorized as sub-bass, crisp snares, scratching, heavy use of 808s, layered synths, repeated samples, and sped up hi-hats. Yes, Trap Music has all of that and it’s very high energy. Trap music gained mainstream exposure in 2003 when T.I.'s “Trap Muzik” and Young Jeezy's ‘Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101” came out with their albums. Trap music went back underground for a while but when Waka Flocka Flame, Rick Ross and Gucci Mane released their albums in 2010, trap music experienced a renewed success. The two albums at the 2013 Grammy Awards nominated for Best Rap Album were 2 Chainz' debut ‘Based on a T.R.U. Story” and Rick Ross' God Forgives, I Don't”. Young Jeezy's song "I Do" was nominated for Best Rap Performance. DJ’s today are integrating Trap Music in their work and it is current dance music in the clubs. I like the sound of Trap Music. I know that I probably could not dance to it. This is definitely music for the young or the young at heart.


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