Issa Trap

How Is Atlanta Culture an influential part in Trap Music ?

Trap Houses
Common in black neighborhoods where gatherings took place around the making of drugs and illegal deals.
Drugs & Violence
The reality of drugs and violence as a prominent part in the community.
"Rich Lifestyle"
The want for expensive materialistic items.
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  • Waka Flocka Flame – Signing in 2010 to Quality Control Records.
  • Migos {Quavo, Offset, & Takeoff} – Signing in 2013 to Quality Control 
  • Latto – Signing in 2016 to RCA Records
  • Lil Yachty – Signing in 2016 to         Quality Control Records
  • Lil Baby – Collaborating with Quality Control, Motown and Capitol Records to release his debut studio album in 2018
In this music you will hear a hard bass line, rhythmic snares, and 808 kick drums in post production.
  • Within these musical examples from Artists: Waka Flocka, Migos, Latto, LIl Yachty and Lil Boat, you get a sense of ‘trap’ as a lifestyle. 
  • On the surface level, Trap refers to sex, drugs, and money and an idealistic lifestyle when it is actually drawing attention to the social and economic disparities not only in Atlanta but the Black Community as a whole.
  • a Major issue that female rappers like Latto are highlighting in their music is the hypervisibility of Black women within the music industry.

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