What is trap music?

Started by Charlie Work, Mar 25, 2018, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Charlie Work
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  2. Big Dangerous
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    Idk but pretty girls like it
     
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  3. eddie313
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    eddie313 MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY

    Mar 25, 2018
    Shoutout to T.I.
     
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  4. Michael Myers
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    I dunno but pple make it waaaay to much these days
     
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  5. CJ Poe
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    Something I don't like or listen to

    same repetitive beats over and over and over again

    it's like listening to the same song all the time

    Trap used to be good back in the day, (T.I.) etc.. then it evolved into what it is today and it's just unlistenable (to me)
     
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    Shut up hoe
     
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    Music with lyrics about selling drugs and cooking drugs in trap houses. Ever since the sound evolved to more bass 808s heavy in 2010, the sound was made popular and now trap music is just lyrics over hard beats
     
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    Gucci Mane’s son
     
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  9. Charlie Work
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    Good piece from the best hip-hop writer of all time, David Drake:

    Browse the Internet for an understanding of Trap and you’ll find a pretty straightforward story: The genre was created by rappers like T.I., Young Jeezy, and Gucci Mane, who were referencing a life of drug-dealing, and producers like DJ Toomp, Shawty Redd and Lex Luger, whose aggressive production framed the intensely dark subject matter.

    DJs and producers working primarily in the dance world, interested in pushing the boundaries of music and introducing their audiences to new sounds (or other similarly high-minded motives), started building upon the developments of these innovators, adapting their sound for a whiter, less-rap-oriented rave crowd.

    Then comes the controversy, and we’re all forced to choose sides: Trap is good, and can bring artists and fans from different worlds together. Trap is bad because it trivializes serious issues stemming from the American "War on Drugs" and an accelerating prison population.

    The solution: trap music is fun, but listeners should be educated on the history of where the music comes from, and give respect to the innovators of the form, learning (via Google) about the pioneers (T.I.!), the sobering social contexts (d--- dealers!), and the branded cultural trends (sizzurp!).

    Recognizing that there is a very real context to rap’s casual glorification of street violence, that it isn’t simply an action movie set in the hood, is a Good Thing.


    https://web.archive.org/web/2012101...-of-southern-raps-drug-fueled-subgenre/page/1
     
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    I've never understood what "trap" music is specifically. Especially as an era, it doesn't seem to have a distinct sound like ringtone era rap or early 2000's era.
     
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    Unlistenable is maybe too far but repetive and the same s--- over and over yeah

    I blame producers for it
     
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  12. Mikey
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    Most music which becomes popular becomes repetitive.

    We had the Hip Hop/Pop era started by T.I in 2008 (Paper Trail) which in 2017 Eminem(Revival) is still using that formula lol.
     
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    I have no idea
     
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  14. Michael Myers
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    Sure, didn't mean to single it out.

    Just kinda sick of hearing those s-----y drums on every song these days.

    Maybe the formula is the same but revival songs sound at least different unlike trap songs (most of them s--- tho)
     
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  15. Mikey
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    They don't they generic hip hop/pop songs. Been making them since 2010 & just copied Paper Trail.
     
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    The formula -hook, verse, hook, verse...- yeah
    But nowhere fast and like home sound completely different unlike 90% of culture 2

    Not defending or attacking either just how I see it
     
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    ok b----
     
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  18. SliK
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    Trap music is like MDMA for your ears
     
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