(AllHipHop News) The Tip “T.I.” Harris-curated pop-up Trap Museum is set to open October 5 in Atlanta. T.I. hosted a V.I.P. preview of the space on September 29.
“We have an intentional plan to revitalize and redevelop the Proctor Creek Watershed with investment from the entertainment industry," says Kwanza Hall, Managing Director at Invest Atlanta for Proctor Creek Development. "The Trap Museum is the first example of place-making by creatives for creatives. Tip, Atlanta’s native son has yet again raised the bar by curating an artistic experience that reflects poverty and struggle turned into success and community building.”
Over 300 guests attending the event. Celebrities such as T.I., Tiny Harris, the Harris Family, Usher, Monica, Rocko, Zaytoven, Killer Mike, Toya Wright, Mike Will Made-It, Young Dro, LeToya Luckett, Kap G, Gorilla Zoe, and DJ Toomp were in attendance.
“Trap is often associated with 'the crack era' and its horrors, but this museum shows you truly that the ‘Trappers’ (similar to moonshiners vs prohibition) were simply homegrown entrepreneurs that used an ‘illegal’ means to better the economic experience for those in underserved communities," states Killer Mike.
He continues, "Without moonshiners you have no NASCAR and the millions of dollars of generational wealth it created and without ‘Trap Music’ Hip Hop would not be the most dominant culture force sold out of the USA worldwide. It has been a long hard road with a wicked drug war that locked up our best business minds, but the spirit of ‘do for self’ lives and thrives today because of ‘Trap Music’. Bravo To all my Trappers.”