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