T.I. – Says He Created The “Trap Music” Genre

T.I. - Trap MusicIt almost seems like “Trap Music” appeared from thin air, and has become its own genre. T.I. becomes agitated when he does not receive the recognition he thinks he deserves for creating an entire genre of music with his second studio album, “Trap Musik.”

T.I.‘s new album, Trouble Man, officially dropped today, and affirmed that T.I.’s self-dubbed title “King of the South” is quite accurate. The ATL rapper visited Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 to promote the LP and chop it up, and he got a little heated when talking about Trap Music, a genre he claims was created himself, but without due recognition.

T.I. spoke with Funkmaster Flex, and then explains how he created the genre of Trap Music.

“With the exception of Outkast, let me think, Goodie Mob… with the exception of that, before I came in the game, it was Lil Jon, Outkast, Goodie Mob, okay so you had Crunk Music and you had Organized Noise. There was no such thing as Trap Musik, I created that, I created that. I coined the term, it was second album, it dropped in 2003. After that, there was an entire new genre of music created. An open lane for each of you to do what you do, and live your lives, on T.V., and be accepted by the masses. The masses have accepted you ’cause I opened the door and you walked through it. Don’t forget who opened that door cuz.”


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