It's a Trap! An 11-Part History of Trap Music, From DJ Screw to Gucci Mane to Flosstradamus
Southern rapper T.I. emerges as a major player with his second album Trap Muzik, featuring hits like "Rubber Band Man" and "24s." It's music for people at the "trap house," i.e. a drug house. Like chopped-and-screwed, this is music for people on drugs, selling drugs, driving slow, and riding strapped.
1017 Brick Squad Records, led by Gucci Mane, begins recording and releasing "Trap-A-Holics" mixtapes, featuring artists such as Waka Flocka Flame.