It's a Trap! An 11-Part History of Trap Music, From DJ Screw to Gucci Mane to Flosstradamus

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2000
DJ Screw dies of a codeine overdose just as the chopped-and-screwed style begins to catch fire. Three 6 Mafia has a hit called "Sippin' On Some Syrup."



Early 2000s
Due in part to the massive success of Outkast, Southern hip-hop gets more attention from mainstream American audience. The bounce-influenced New Orleans sound takes off with hits from the Cash Money Records crew, along with Houston's chopped-and-screwed stuff and Tennessee's Crunk music.

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15 comments
iumbb10
iumbb10

Wow...horrible "history" of trap music....DJ Screw's mixes had little to no influence on Trap Music other than the fact he was connected to Lil Flip who later helped develop the trap sound. T.I. definitely pushed forward the Trap sound but quickly abandoned it''s rigid structure and you made no mention of the biggest influence on Trap music in hip hop...Young Jeezy...please do not write another "history" on any sub-genre of rap before atleast listening to the music and doing research. 

cliftoncr
cliftoncr

This is pretty bad. Flockaveli came out in 2010. And, "chopped and screwed" is a style of dj editing, and is totally separate from trap. Trap isnt about the beats, its the lyrics.

jeebus666
jeebus666

screwed up crew? its the screwed up click get it right and also its FAT PAT not fat pap....RIP

Winner
Winner

I agree.. if something isn't right; it needs to be correct as far as an article goes. I do like the article though as a "trap music" fan myself. Gucci Mane I think is the best supplier of this style rap out there especially with the amount of hits he has freely available on Datpiff.com.

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HipHopHead
HipHopHead

Had to stop reading when you called the S.U.C aka Screwed Up Click aka Soldiers United for Cash the "screwed up crew" and Fat Pat, "fat pap" smh...maybe do a little basic research before writing an "informative" article.

Jorge Shicken
Jorge Shicken

music you might hear when purchasing crack cocaine from a reputable source

iumbb10
iumbb10

 @cliftoncr no trap is more the style of beats than lyrics...heavy on hi-hats and synths...listen to early no-limit or cashmoney (pre-99) to get a clue

jeebus666
jeebus666

 @johnny_bravo people who listened to this style of music before the EDM nerds on soundcloud started calling it trap music

LVXXTR
LVXXTR

 @jeebus666 yeah hiphop head is right, if your going to do something make sure u know what the fuck you are talking about...also i would like to know what anyone thinks about the UK cats who have been putting out records that sound similar to this style for years? via rustie or hudson mohawke?

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