Can Trap Music Only Come Out Of Atlanta?

(AllHipHop Rumors) 21 Savage has recently made a very interesting claim!

The Alanta rapper stopped by Everyday Struggle today to discuss a number of things including his project ‘Issa Album’. While chatting with DJ Akademiks and Joe Budden, 21 claimed that trap music is only trap music if it’s coming out of Atlanta.

21 said that trap music isn’t just about 808-driven music, as he explained that he believes that trap-influenced music from other cities can’t really be considered trap. This seems odd because there are clearly “traps” in other cities and states!

21 Savage also defined trap music as a combination of beats, lyrics, and location.

“Just because some sh-t got an 808, that don’t mean it’s trap music… If I get on a New York type throwback beat and I sing about rock, is that hip-hop? If a rock star get on a JAY-Z beat and sing a rock star song, is that hip-hop? Just because a n-gga on an 808 beat, that don’t make it trap. These n-ggas don’t know nothing about the trap… Trap is some Atlanta sh-t… Me, Thug, Future, Migos, 2 Chainz. You gotta be from Atlanta. Atlanta is some trap sh-t. Trap is some Atlanta sh-t… It’s not about the beat, it’s about what you’re saying,” said 21 Savage.

He went on to cite Atlanta rappers like T.I., Gucci Mane, and Jeezy as examples of what trap music really is.

Do you agree with 21? If not, what are some tracks that you would consider to be trap music from places outside of ATL? I personally think 21’s claim is a bit flawed. Carry on.

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