Trap is a subgenre of hip hop music that originated in the Southern United States during the late s. The genre gets its name from the Atlanta slang word "trap", which refers to a place in which drugs are sold illegally. This is the signature sound of trap music. However, the modern trap sound was popularized by producer Lex Luger , who produced the influential Waka Flocka Flame album Flockaveli in , and cofounded the prolific hip-hop production team Mafia. Originally, lyrical themes revolved around the general life and culture in the "trap" or in the actual southern "trap house" where narcotics are being sold. The term "trap" referred to places where drug deals take place. Other topics also include street life, acquiring wealth, violence, American vehicles, and life experiences that artists have faced in their southern American surroundings.
In a short amount of time, RL Grime's Sable Valley label has risen to become one of dance music's most sought-after bass music outfits. Today the label's first-ever compilation album has arrived and it's straight heat from start to finish. RL kicks things off himself with his long-awaited Whethan collab … Continue Reading. ALRT has quickly become a favorite here at RTT thanks for his knack for producing forward-thinking remixes and originals spanning across an … Continue Reading. Austin based duo Bronze Whale, and long time collaborator and friend Poles have been diving into moody arrangements over the last couple of … Continue Reading.
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But Trap Music has existed far outside of the context of this one album. Because of the things listed above, mixing Trap Music is a little different than mixing other forms of Rap. In the case of Trap Music, the bass is usually the kick! Another example — when setting up the ambience reverbs, delays in a mix, the settings and style choices are relevant to the tempo of the song. But Trap Music has a negotiable tempo! Third example, just for emphasis — when mixing, the idea is to balance the arrangement of the instruments. In Trap Music the arrangement often changes dramatically.