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Thread started 12/21/19 3:51pm

noobman

What is "trap" music?

I'm trying to figure this out. Looking online, but just confused...

Is it instrumental hip-hop?

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Reply #1 posted 12/21/19 4:25pm

MickyDolenz

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7/11 by Beyoncé & Rae Sremmurd's Black Beatles are popular examples. Or you can turn on the Top 40 station and radio stations that play new rap hits. You can't miss it there. razz It's been on the radio for years now. Even some modern country songs have trap beats.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #2 posted 12/21/19 4:38pm

noobman

MickyDolenz said:

7/11 by Beyoncé & Rae Sremmurd's Black Beatles are popular examples. Or you can turn on the Top 40 station and radio stations that play new rap hits. You can't miss it there. razz It's been on the radio for years now. Even some modern country songs have trap beats.

Thanks. So how about Prince's "Laydown"... is that trap?

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Reply #3 posted 12/21/19 8:02pm

MickyDolenz

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noobman said:

Thanks. So how about Prince's "Laydown"... is that trap?

I don't know that one. I've heard very little of Prince's music past the album that was only sold at Target.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #4 posted 12/21/19 8:45pm

noobman

MickyDolenz said:

noobman said:

Thanks. So how about Prince's "Laydown"... is that trap?

I don't know that one. I've heard very little of Prince's music past the album that was only sold at Target.

You can hear the song here if you want:

https://www.youtube.com/w...Erza7LieSM

What I'm hearing from trap songs is, electronic dance music, but with a slower beat.

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Reply #5 posted 12/23/19 8:20am

MattyJam

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Crap music, spelt with a T.

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Reply #6 posted 12/23/19 9:14am

MickyDolenz

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noobman said:

You can hear the song here if you want:

https://www.youtube.com/w...Erza7LieSM

I wouldn't say that this is trap. People can't sip their syrup to this song.

https://66.media.tumblr.com/555512a7231fe42357ed9ca33bcb30d5/tumblr_nko9otClb41uofchxo1_500.gifv

It could be chopped n screwed though. Screwed mixes & trap are listened to by folks drinking syrup (aka "purple drank") in the same way there's "stoner rock" for rock music.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #7 posted 12/23/19 10:06am

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Its a hi hat pattern.

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Reply #8 posted 12/23/19 10:50am

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Listen to Future's s/t n Playboi Carti n avoid anything else 😀
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Reply #9 posted 12/23/19 10:53am

purplepolitici
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StrangeButTrue said:

Its a hi hat pattern.


yes Basically every song sounds damn near the same, just faster or slower. A capable artist makes the difference. 7/11 = best song in history 😛.
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Reply #10 posted 12/23/19 10:59am

MickyDolenz

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purplepolitician said:

Basically every song sounds damn near the same

You must be talking about Tejano & reggaeton razz

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #11 posted 12/23/19 11:17am

Cinny

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A plague on the 2010's hip hop that I hope gets left behind.

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Reply #12 posted 12/23/19 11:28am

StrangeButTrue

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Its a mutant strain of Timbaland.

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Reply #13 posted 12/23/19 12:00pm

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MickyDolenz said:



purplepolitician said:


Basically every song sounds damn near the same



You must be talking about Tejano & reggaeton razz


Exactly 😁. I meant the music for trap. Yah, Reggaeton they don't even try. Maybe it's cuz I m a fake Puerto Rican n don't understand the language. No gusto 😀.
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Reply #14 posted 12/23/19 3:51pm

nayroo2002

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gotcha.

it's old.

like Billie Eilish...

[Edited 12/23/19 15:58pm]

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #15 posted 12/23/19 4:29pm

noobman

So it's a slow bass and snare beat... with a fast syncopated high-hat pattern on top? smile

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Reply #16 posted 12/24/19 10:06am

Cinny

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noobman said:

So it's a slow bass and snare beat... with a fast syncopated high-hat pattern on top? smile

triplet highhats that sound like a lawn sprinkler.

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Reply #17 posted 12/25/19 9:56am

RJOrion

drug dealing houses in the southeast were/are called "trap houses"... trap music chronicles the lifestyles and behaviors in that environment...usually accompanies by soundalike beats heavy with 808s and hi hat triplets
[Edited 12/25/19 9:57am]
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Reply #18 posted 12/26/19 4:56pm

dancerella

Cinny said:

A plague on the 2010's hip hop that I hope gets left behind.





This shit doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon..
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Reply #19 posted 01/02/20 11:00am

Cinny

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The genre seems to be in its most negative state ever, glorifying pills at every turn, and everyone copying the next guy.

I'm used to at least some fun, positivity, romance, and ORIGINALITY. I could probably enjoy trap more if the lyrics also hadn't taken a turn for the worse like it is part of the trend. I suppose the times are worse for young people.

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Reply #20 posted 01/02/20 11:22am

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Kids stopped singing (autotune and Drake), playing instruments (Garageband), sampling other artists (inflated royalties, Blurred Lines), and the arts were defunded systematically across our country for the last decade. Music performance has become a visual medium primarily for children.

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Reply #21 posted 01/07/20 9:22am

Cinny

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StrangeButTrue said:

sampling other artists (inflated royalties, Blurred Lines)


There are still big hit songs with A sample in them, but I prefer the wild west era of sampling where there were at least a half dozen 12-bit samples in the song and none of them cleared. lol

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Reply #22 posted 01/07/20 11:26am

rapper

This thread reminds me of the time my parents told me what I listen to is garbage and not music lol.

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Reply #23 posted 01/07/20 12:53pm

noobman

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This thread reminds me of the time my parents told me what I listen to is garbage and not music lol.

I admire older folks that can appreciate today's music. I really can't. Something fundamentally seems to have changed to me regarding what is considered musically "pleasant" or "unpleasant".

I think when your brain gets to a certain age, it gets tough to adapt musically.

[Edited 1/7/20 12:54pm]

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Reply #24 posted 01/07/20 1:15pm

Cinny

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rapper said:

This thread reminds me of the time my parents told me what I listen to is garbage and not music lol.

Absolutely. I didn't think it would happen to me. For the longest time, hip hop had a core set of elements that helped to maintain a certain approach to the music being made. Standards for MCing (no biting), DJing (digging as an art), but it's all out the window now for what sells best in a failing economy and vacuum of talent in its original vein.

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Reply #25 posted 01/07/20 1:27pm

StrangeButTrue

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rapper said:

This thread reminds me of the time my parents told me what I listen to is garbage and not music lol.

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I don't see anyone arguing that it isn't music...

if it was just a dream, call me a dreamer 2
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Reply #26 posted 01/07/20 1:36pm

nayroo2002

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noobman said:

rapper said:

This thread reminds me of the time my parents told me what I listen to is garbage and not music

I think when your brain gets to a certain age, it gets tough to adapt musically.

[Edited 1/7/20 12:54pm]

SCHRILL???

is that why it's all so bass heavy now?

through an "AM" phone it sounds like doodoo.

but, put the buds in.

ahhhhh...

go to the disclub.

AAAHHHHHHH!!!

Put it in a commercial...

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

"Whatever skin Ur in
we all need 2 b friends"
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Reply #27 posted 01/07/20 1:54pm

rapper

StrangeButTrue said:

rapper said:

This thread reminds me of the time my parents told me what I listen to is garbage and not music lol.

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I don't see anyone arguing that it isn't music...

It "reminds" me of that

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Reply #28 posted 01/10/20 3:00pm

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Trap Music wasn't a genre. It was started by T.I. in 2003 as a "term". It was music played in the trap house, a.k.a. the dope house. Trap music, trap house music, dope house music was all the same thing, basically; dope man rap. The southern hip-hop sound had the high hat triplets already and as other artists continued on with the sound, it evolved.

ENTER INTERNET APPROPRIATION.

The internet started calling everything with a triplet or staccato high hat and heavy bottom "trap" muisc.

[Edited 1/10/20 15:02pm]

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Reply #29 posted 01/11/20 6:26am

2freaky4church
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Mickey, what part of this is Prince.org don't you get?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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