30 Songs That Indirectly Influenced Trap

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“Trap” is a term that many producers have an issue with. In Atlanta, trap has a completely different meaning; its roots are real and embedded in the hip-hop culture. The start of this electronic hybrid really started in 2012 with Flosstradamus’ remix of Major Lazer’s “Original Don," and has spun in dozens of directions since.

We don’t have a problem with this genre, its popularity, or even the name. What we DO have a problem with is the people that have no background or knowledge of the genre that have latched onto the current wave without educating themselves. We're not speaking on the beginnings of trap as it relates to rap; you should look to Daniel Disaster for those answers. But we were listening to songs that had these elements before it got named and popularized, and we’re going to give you a proper history on the 30 trap records that happened before you called it trap.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/djdials Noah Bennett Dials

    this one pre-dates fulham 2 waterloo. I’ve been playing this music since day one- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIeAfXYpEqI

  • OGTRAPSTAR

    love how this is giving cred to tracks less than 2yrs old. trap music has been around way longer than half these cats that are listed. wayyyyy longer. the guys listed are the ones influenced by the actual original trap music that was bumpin in the south 10-12yrs ago

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      “trap,” the EDM genre, hasn’t been around as long as the southern hip-hop genre of trap music. that’s the whole point of talking about the rise of the EDM trap sound that only really started in January 2012.

      • Truth

        Really they need a new word besides “Trap”. What next “Ganagsta” EDM? Please people be original. All these youths nowadays have no originality. Trap music is Dope/D-boy music. Its about selling dope. Don’t use an old word for something new and not expect OG’s to punk you. I like “trapedm”, but agree they need to change the name.

        • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

          it’s too late for all of that.

  • 808sJake’smum nd Nappys gaydad

    who ever wrote this list has no idea what trap is…….its been around for ages!!!!pick up up any southern rap album in the last ten years that isnt soulful like outkast or ugk…. and you will find trap has been in the brew since the time of 3 6 mafias first few albums or even ti or young jeezy first few. Stop using buzzwords to misinform people about the history of something you only learnt about since “harlem shake” or when you decided to go through your itunes and u thought u were a badman coz you had the most popular bangers of the last ten years…not to mention girl unit’s wut was one the first full stripping down of dubstep into hiphop, similar to rammadanman’s glut, that was coherent with trap.It directly led to edm trap.Read a book

  • 808sJake’smum nd Nappys gaydad

    who ever wrote this list has no idea what trap is…….its been around for ages!!!!pick up up any southern rap album in the last ten years that isnt soulful like outkast or ugk…. and you will find trap has been in the brew since the time of 3 6 mafias first few albums or even ti or young jeezy first few. Stop using buzzwords to misinform people about the history of something you only learnt about since “harlem shake” or when you decided to go through your itunes and u thought u were a badman coz you had the most popular bangers of the last ten years…not to mention girl unit’s wut was one the first full stripping down of dubstep into hiphop, similar to rammadanman’s glut, that was coherent with trap.It directly led to edm trap.Read a book

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      I see your “Read a book” and raise you a “Read the second paragraph of the intro,” where you’ll find the following:

      “We’re not speaking on the beginnings of trap as it relates to rap”

      I’m assuming that was read and you just felt like venting. To each their own.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jake.vickers Cake Vickers

        Thank you! What a fucking idiot??

    • http://www.facebook.com/sddoughty Stef Eats Dough

      I’m sure the guys who run a dance music blog have no knowledge of dance music.

      lol. EDM “Trap” is new. Get over it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jake.vickers Cake Vickers

    Nappy educating the people huh??

  • MultiKdizzle

    The website is a pain to browse man. Put together a playlist

  • tru head

    this is a joke right?

    • http://www.rockthedub.com/ khal

      that depends… did you laugh?

  • old head

    I used to do collaborations with Lunice back in the days 2006/2007… hes been making trap.. thats how him and hud broke bread. I wish I could have seen it back then instead of being on the cali experimental scenes dick

  • fackt

    good article. people are confusing hip-hop trap and edm-trap (which is fairly new). I’d definitely add some of the tracks on this list that appeared on Diplo’s “Free Gucci Mixtape” that came out in late 2009, early 2010. Or the ATL RMX album from 2009

  • Werser

    Spot on with including Rustie, Starkey, Paper Diamond (although I would look towards his Levitate LP), and Matty G. Not sure why HudMo and TNGHT are on here though, seeing how they released they’re EP right when trap started to get a solid footing, but they are certainly an influence in all trap not including the startup of trap

  • Zac

    D.A.D. never heard of footcrab.