How do you dance to trap music

Trap Tutorial & Online Course

What makes Trap, Trap? Well, it's a bunch of things. You've got to have the right tempo and understand this genre's defining features. Next, are the specific timbres of the kick, bass, snare and lead sounds. Then there are the production techniques and other more subtle, sonic ingredients that are unique to this particular style of dance music

Dance music expert, Adam Pollard, reveals everything that a Trap track must have. He explains all of the techniques, with detailed examples, as he sculpts a Trap track right before your eyes. If that isn't enough, Adam proceeds even further into this Trap exposé by showing you all kinds of tips on how to make an authentic sounding 808 track. You also see Adam design some of the "weird" sounds that are essential to Trap. He even goes over some common mistakes and pitfalls that you may encounter during production.

So join Adam Pollard, in this first course in our of Dance Music Styles series and learn everything there is to know about making Trap!

Section 1: Section 1: Introduction

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    Course Overview

    2m 42s

Section 2: Section 2: Songwriting

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    Defining Features

    6m 32s

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    Common Themes

    4m 53s

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    4m 57s

Section 3: Section 3: Sound Design

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    3m 41s

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    3m 8s

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    4m 10s

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    2m 13s

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    Lead Synth

    1m 56s

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    4m 1s

Section 4: Section 4: Production Techniques

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    Tuning Sample 808s

    5m 4s

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    Snare Rolls

    4m 30s

Section 5: Section 5: How to Make an 808

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    6m 33s

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    Pitch Envelopes

    4m 26s

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    4m 42s

Section 6: Section 6: How to Stand Out

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    Sampling Real Sounds

    3m 29s

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    The 808 Boom

    5m 35s

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    Get Creative with Reverb

    4m 22s

Section 7: Section 7: Common Mistakes

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    Making it Dancey

    3m 3s

  • 20

    Low End Dynamics

    2m 27s

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    Managing the 808s

    5m 25s

What Is Trap Music? The Definitive Guide (With Examples)

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  • Learn about the history of trap music
  • How it evolved from a regional subgenre of rap to a worldwide sensation
  • Discover some of the trap pioneer artists and modern artists that have incorporated it into their music
  • Learn how trap influences modern genres and artists and where the style is going
  • Also, check out our post on the best bass-heavy rap songs!

Rap took the American music world by storm in the late 1980s and exploded in the 90s.

It was novel, thought-provoking, and controversial. While many genres have come and gone since, rap has endured, finding a crossover appeal like few other styles.

In the early days, it was West Coast vs. East Coast, Los Angeles against New York City, and like any popular genre, it spawned a number of variations.

In the early, to mid-90s there was a new style brewing in another area of the country – the “dirty south”. It would come to be known as trap music.

From the top of the industry to the bottom, this once underground regional style made waves like a few others.

The trap music genre has saturated the mainstream, with artists at the top of the pop charts incorporating some of the stylistic elements of trap into their own music.

Let’s explore how the trap music genre originated, its evolution, where it might go next, and the other styles of music it’s inspired.

What Is Trap Music?

Trap music is an offshoot of rap that originated in the southern United States – mainly the Atlanta, Georgia region.

Lyrical content generally centers on drugs (dealing, selling, and trafficking) as well as urban violence, poverty, and gang life.

The term “trap” is southern US colloquial slang (though now more widely used) to refer to a house designated for the specific purpose of selling drugs.

Trap Music Definition and Style

The musical hallmarks of the trap genre center around the kick drum samples found on the infamous Roland TR-808 drum machine, while the melodic content is focused on synthesizer and string parts.

A lot of rap styles claim the 808 as a basis for kick drum sounds, but instead of the common fast decay, in trap music, they are usually set for longer decay.

When it comes to the midrange, most tracks are based around fairly sparse arrangements of synthesizers and strings.

Trap features unusually complex hi-hat patterns – even for rap. More often than not, they are programmed with a triplet feel.

This means there are three beats played in a space that would normally be filled by two. Arrangements are sparse, which plays well with the dark lyrical subject matter.

Rap music has often been known for having dark lyrics, painting a grim picture of urban life. Trap music is no different. Most of the lyrical themes center around dealing drugs, urban violence, and poverty.

Trap music is a true hybrid. Over the years it has evolved pretty significantly featuring elements of traditional gangster rap, hip hop, electronica, dance (EDM), house, and dubstep.

Trap Music’s Origin Story

The history of trap is an oral history of how hip-hop music in the south evolved to push the genre forward.

The early 90s was a very fertile period for hip hop in general, and while it hadn’t caught on to the mainstream just yet, trap artists were starting to gain notoriety.

The UGK albums The Southern Way and Too Hard to Swallow (both released in 1992) had songs featured in the groundbreaking film about being trapped in urban life “Menace to Society”.

Famous producer Lil Jon was one of the first to work on this new style of rap. Contemporary producers Mannie Fresh out of New Orleans and DJ Paul from Memphis were working with southern rap artists to blaze this new sound.

Some of the other earliest and most well-known trap artists from the 90s include Outkast, Three 6 Mafia, UGK, and Master P.

As the style started to take a stronger hold after the turn of the millennium, the incorporation of electronic dance music was a huge leap forward.

This is around the time EDM trap started to crop up. Critics and fans alike were starting to call rappers whose music and lyrical content mirrored this up-and-coming style as “trap rappers”.

In fact, the first song to mention the slang “trap” was Goodie Mob’s “Thought Process”.

The early-mid 2000s is when the genre really started to catch on. It quickly developed a crossover appeal.

And while the subject matter was far from clean, pop radio soon realized just how wide trap’s appeal was becoming.

Atlanta rapper T.I. claims to have coined the name with his seminal 2003 album Trap Muzik. With the kickoff single “24’s” the world witnessed the style stepping to the forefront.

While trap might have gained its footing almost three-decades-ago (some say even earlier in underground circles) it wouldn’t be until the 2010s that it broke into the mainstream. And once it did, it took off faster than anyone thought possible.

It only took a few years for electronic dance music producers to return the favor and start blending trap into their own sets.

A compilation album titled All Trap Music (2013) would go on to become the best-selling EDM trap record of all time.

Gucci Mane and Wacka Flocka Flame were some of the first artists that found success, signaling that this creative style was here to stay.

The SoundCloud platform played a huge part in the rising success of many artists that would incorporate the trap style into their music.

While debatable, many consider Fetty Wap’s 2015 hit “Trap Queen” to be the single that signaled trap music was there to stay in the commercial mainstream.

It’s hard to believe that as popular as hip hop music had been for over 30 years, it wasn’t until 2018 that trap music could claim the title of the most popular style of music in the world.

The Second Wave

By the end of the decade, trap music was bona fide.

Riding on the inspiration of the trap artists that came before them, performers like Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Flame, Young Jeezy, Chief Keef, and Future proved that the genre not only had listener appeal, but artists were able to evolve within it.

In 2019 Lil’ Nas X’s odd genre-bending hit “Old Town Road” shattered the record of the most consecutive weeks (19) at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Just as noteworthy, it was also the fastest song to reach Diamond Certification.

Modern Day Trap Music

Trap music has become ingrained in the mainstream. It not only crosses musical barriers but cultural ones as well.

Latin America has produced its own flavor of trap music. It’s not just in that area of the world, as Latin US artists like Cardi B have put their own spin on it.

Trap music’s appeal has grown to such an extent that even some of the biggest pop stars like Ariana Grande have infused elements of it into their music.

While they have certainly grown beyond the genre itself, everyone from Post Malone, Drake, Travis Scott, Migos, and Young Thug (just to name a few) have found success on the popular music charts.

Even pop artists you would never associate with this style of music have jumped on the bandwagon. It grew in popularity so fast that it has even bled (no pun intended) into other genres like reggaeton and even Korean pop!

Genre progenitor T.I. opened Atlanta’s Trap Music Museum in 2018. Uniquely enough it features a symbolically-titled escape room called “Escape the Trap”.

Trap Music’s Influence On Other Genres

It should come as no surprise that trap music has had a profound influence on other genres. None more apparent than the steady creep into electronic dance music, trap house, lo-fi, and emo rap.

One of the most well-known, if not the most well-known emo-rap artists was the late, great Juice WRLD. His most famous song was a collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert in 2018’s “Wasted”.

Tragically, Juice WRLD died just six days after his 21st birthday from an unintentional overdose.

He had only experienced four years in the spotlight, but his legacy has never been more respected. It would be amazing to see where his music could have gone.

It’s not just subgenres of rap that trap music has bled into. Turn on the radio. You’ll hear its influence everywhere, especially when it comes to drum arrangements. Triplet hi-hat patterns, sub-bass kick drums – it’s all there.

From pop artists like Post Malone and Ed Sheeran to country artists like Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen (his obscenity scandal notwithstanding…) have integrated trap’s stylistic elements into their own music.

A perfect example is Morgan Wallen’s “Wasted on You”.


What Does Trap Music Mean?

The term “trap” is slang from the southern United States – specifically from the Atlanta, GA region. The word can be used in many variations, but its meaning relates to dealing and trafficking illicit hard drugs.

What Is The Difference Between Trap And Rap?

Trap music is a subgenre of rap. It is similar to the popular gangster rap that became popular in the 1990s.

What Makes A Song Trap?

Trap music lyrics center around the darkest sides of urban life. This includes violence, drug dealing and trafficking, robbery, and gang life.

Some of the identifying features of trap music are very low, sustained kick drum parts, complex hi-hat patterns, and an emphasis on unique snare drums.

What Is Dark Trap Music?

Some of the hallmarks of dark trap include melodies that rapidly shift from slow to fast, a lot of sample use (commonplace in all forms of rap and hip-hop), and an even bigger focus on bass and low-end frequencies that give it a scary and entropic vibe.

Who Was The First Trap Artist?

This is debatable, but some of the most popular pioneers of the trap genre are T.I., Gucci Mane, and Young Jeezy.

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This is the Big One

[Pre-Estribillo: Rusherking]
¿Pa' qué dices que no hay nada entre tú y yo?
Si el deseo te está ganando
Si me estás imaginando ahí, yah

[Estribillo: Rusherking]
Mami, dejemos de fingir
Si me llama', siempre estoy para ti (Yeah)
Nadie más te hace sentir así
Bailando te conocí
Mami, dejemos de fingir
Si me llama', siempre estoy para ti
Nadie más te hace sentir así
Bailando te conocí, yeah (Yeah-eh)

[Verso 1: Duki]
Y ya no había vuelta atrás
No es opción volver a empezar
Nada va a volver a su lugar, porque (Porque)
Hay cosa' que nunca van a cambiar
Uno no decide a quien amar
¿Cómo saber si está bien o está mal?
Se maneja inteligente, como un Tesla-la0011
Esos beso' son la llave de mi puerta, ah
Entraste a mi vida cual ladrona experta
[Refrán: Duki]
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No importa na', las demá' hacen fila
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[Puente: Duki & Rusherking]
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¿Pa' qué vamo' a fingir? Yeah
Si vos, como yo, dimos to' por amor y perdimos, ahora nos toca vivir
Nos tocar vivir, yeah (Yah)

[Estribillo: Rusherking]
Mami, dejemos de fingir
Si me llama', siempre estoy para ti (Yeah)
Nadie más te hace sentir así
Bailando te conocí
Mami, dejemos de fingir
Si me llama', siempre estoy para ti (Nadie más)
Nadie más te hace sentir así
Bailando te conocí, yeah (Yeah-eh)

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Te ve' elegante y diva también
Vestido corto y perfume Chanel
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Sa-Sabe' que me tiene nubla'o , con la mente en otro la'o
Y tú estás así también, yeah
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Pa' que no nos vea tu e'
[Refrán: Rusherking]
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Te vi bailar tra-tra-tranquila
No importa na', las demá' hacen fila0015

[Estribillo: Duki & Rusherking]
Mami, dejemos de fingir
Si me llama', siempre estoy para ti (Pa' ti, pa' ti)
Nadie más te hace sentir así
Bailando te conocí
Mami, dejemos de fingir (No, no)
Si me llama', siempre estoy para ti
Nadie más te hace sentir así
Bailando te conocí, yeah

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call me', i'm always there for you
nobody else makes you feel like this

(Fable 1: Duka)
and there was no way back
This is not an option to start an excess
nothing, because (Because)
There are things that will never change
Can't decide who to love
How do you know if it's right or wrong?
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Why would we pretend? Yes
If, like me, you gave everything for love and lost, now we must live
We need to live, yes (Yah)

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Mommy, let's stop pretending
If you call me, I will always be next to you (yes)
dancing I met you
Mommy, let's stop pretending
If you call me, I'm always there for you) (
No one else will force you to feel like this
Dancing I met you, yes (yes)

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Trap is the main musical genre of the 2010s. It spread all over the world

In the 2010s, the trap beat became one of the hallmarks of modern music. Simon Reynolds recalls how he broke into the pop charts from the streets of Atlanta, creating music scenes around the world along the way.

"Trap world: how the 808 beat dominated contemporary music" written by renowned UK music critic Simon Reynolds was written for The Face and published in November 2019. We have translated it with minor cuts. You can read the original version here.

"Cookin' up dope with a Uzi" is just one of the more catchy lines that so many in "Bad and Boujee", a song by the Atlanta trio Migos, which reached #1 on Billboard in January 2017.

For the heroes of "Boujee" - suddenly rich representatives of the low class - in France they came up with the definition nouveau riche. At the beginning of the track Offset solemnly declares: "We ain't really never had no old money / We got a whole lotta new money though" Their girls wear sophisticated jewelry but eat KFC and Pot Noodles. Produced by in-demand Atlanta producer Metro Boomin, the track sounds both concise and luxe. Voices - with the jumping flow that has become a hallmark of Migos - mesmerize and hook the listener. As addictive as the drugs they claimed to be selling, "Bad and Boujee" has amassed nearly 1.5 billion streams on YouTube and Spotify.

This sound is called "trap" and has dominated popular music throughout the 2010s. Migos and their generation - Future, 21 Savage, Playboi Carti, 2 Chainz, Cardi B and producers Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Southside, Mike WiLL Made-It - mostly came from Atlanta or other southern cities. But their beats, flows and production techniques have gone all over the planet.

Trap has made its way into pop music, from Katy Perry's "Dark Horse" in 2013 to songs on Miley Cyrus' album "Bangerz" (produced by Mike WiLL) and more recent hits by Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish. It sparked the birth of mutant forms of underground and street music, from the sub-style of EDM (also called "trap" or EDM trap, as if to add confusion), exemplified by Baauer's 2012 viral hit "Harlem Shake", to separate subcultures. like a drill.

Drill is a moody variety of trap that found its voice at the height of crime in Chicago and later inspired a generation of British drillers. Popularized by Chief Keef, the Chicago drill reflected the character of the city. His English counterpart turned out to be a typical London subspecies of trap. The instrumentals of beatmakers like Carns Hill sounded very British, with echoes of jungle and UK garage in deep, twitchy basses and piano loops (interestingly, the London sound subsequently determined the sound of the new Brooklyn drill scene, with London producer 808 Melo producing most tracks of Pop Smoke). Local criminal specifics also had a local character, which is expressed, for example, in frequent references to crimes involving knives (and in England in recent years, edged weapons have become abnormally popular - Approx. The Flow). Dripping and splashing in UK drill means blood on the sidewalks, unlike in American trap where it means looking dazzling and overspending.

Trap is a sound, it's a view of the world, it's a life position. But first it was a word: the name of a place where they sell drugs. Often this was an abandoned house, , with a single entrance, , to make it easier to defend against attacks from rival gangs. "Trap" is like a trap for drug addicts, but there is a second meaning: the lifestyle of a drug dealer is a trap, because the money is too good to refuse, despite growing paranoia and the prospect of an early death.

The term was popularized in the 2000s by Atlanta rappers T.I., Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane, whose 2005 album "Trap House" was the first of 13 of his albums and mixtapes to feature the word in the title. Like other black styles of music from the US South that took the world by storm—jazz and blues—trap began as a low-key genre with a bad reputation, played in strip clubs and other places where criminals came to spend illegally earned money.

With the growing popularity of trap, the emphasis shifted from work hard (in the sense of selling drugs and defending the territory) to play hard. Alex Toomey, a sound engineer who worked closely with Metro Boomin and Young Thug, and also had a hand in Travis Scott's early music, explains that this is just another side of the obsession with authenticity: "In trap, it's about being real. The more successful rappers, the more they read about what they have become" - night parties in the hotel after the concert, the most expensive alcohol, drugs and women instead of the intense routine of drug dealing.

The sound of trap has also evolved, from the simpler and more direct in the 2000s to the layered and viscous, which in the hands of artists such as Travis Scott has become almost a kind of ambient.

The cornerstone of trap is the beat. Its roots go back to 80s electro and the Roland 808 drum machine. New York rap took the path of sampling drum breaks, the South chose programmed rhythms. The party-oriented, rattling sound of Miami bass and New Orleans bounce mixed with gangsta rap lyrics and trap was born.

Another key component of trap in the 2010s was autotune. Technology designed to correct vocals has blurred the line between rap and singing.

"People who couldn't sing started to explore different melodic patterns," says Toomei, who specializes in vocal processing. "Autotune gave them confidence. Technology brought us a lot of new melodies and modulations."

Instead of post-processing a record, rappers like Future would auto-tune in the studio in real time. Listening to their modified voice in headphones, they learned to bring this effect to an extreme. With Young Thug, Travis Scott and Quavo from Migos, the voice turned into an instrument from which they extracted magical trills, decorated like Arabic music and filled with a similar religious feeling - in contrast to the not always decent content of the lyrics.

While these lyrics are full of provocative imagery and contagious slang, trap is not built around narrative or the high poetic style of more conscious and intelligent forms of rap from Rakim to Kendrick Lamar.

Today's singing MCs are more interested in texture than text. Some veterans of the genre and longtime listeners speak confidently about the degradation of rap. It is more correct to say that the new generation has found other ways of self-expression.

Take ad lib, one of the most exciting tricks in trap. Ad-libs are vaguely similar to what used to be called "backs", when the second MC repeats line endings or key phrases. But now it’s also just some sounds that don’t make sense, but complete the sound picture and sometimes create polyphony that makes trap sound like classic doo-wop.

Drugs are a big part of the trap background. Rappers used to read about weed and codeine cough syrup, now the drugstore drugs Xanax and Percocet have been added to the list. These and other drugs - such as "molly" (mdma) - were not only mentioned endlessly by rappers, but also influenced his woozy sound, which can be heard echoes of electronic IDM artists like Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada.

As Toomey says, a new kind of psychedelia was born, but much darker than its predecessor from the 60s: after all, zans and perks are painkillers and antidepressants.

Lil Uzi Vert's emo hit "XO Tour Llif3" contains the sad verse "Xanny, help the pain, yeah /Please, Xanny, make it go away", which ends with the catchy hook "all my friends are dead /push me to the edge". Trap is the highest expression of what cultural theorist Mark Fisher called " depressive hedonism ", the feeling of inner emptiness that fills you while you pour elite alcohol inside to the clink of jewelry on your wrist, with the money from the sale of which you can buy a house. Having a spiritual emptiness has become the maximum status symbol.

Trap has replaced rock from the position music of rebellion and vice of our era, rappers appropriated the very concept of "rockstar", and their listeners began to behave like at rock concerts . Post Malone wrote the track "Rockstar", Rae Sremmurd - "Black Beatles", and Future called himself Future Hendrix - The hippest rappers have embraced the rock star aesthetic and traded baggy clothing for leather jackets, skinny jeans and heavy metal font merch. Trap today delivers what the Stones and Led Zep once offered their listeners: a dream brakes and millions of fans around the world need more and more.0010

"Pull Up" is a trap track released in 2018, a few years after "Bad and Boujee". But it was recorded halfway across the globe from Atlanta by Slovak rapper Samey, with guest MCs Ego and Yzomandias from neighboring Czech Republic. Released by leading Central European trap label Fck Them, "Pull Up" has a recognizable sound. But if you see sci-fi movie cars, flowing champagne and barely dressed girls at a pool party in American rap videos, Samey's video falls short of those expectations.

They may have gotten a car with pop-up doors, but they have the inhospitable gray buildings of Bratislava in the background. Despite the gold teeth, chains and tattoos, the clothes of the heroes of the video are far from the futuristic chic of Migos.

“Yzo is the original /Yzo is not a remake”, read by Yzomandias. This is not entirely true: he is strongly focused on America and specifically on Atlanta, from flow to slang (he, in particular, also calls money "guap"). Linguists have a word "glocal" that describes this syndrome: global entertainment formats collide with local cultures. Despite the clear intention to reproduce what they saw in the American videos, they still endow their video and track with local features.

A couple of years ago I went on a trip through several European countries, during which I met many old friends. The conversation also touched on what our children listen to. And the answer, no matter what country, has always been "trap". And during these conversations, I realized that each country has its own local version.

In France, PNL became big stars with a sad and pompous mixture of trap and variety shows. The fusion of reggaeton and trap prevails in Latin America. Trap can be heard in the bazaars of Morocco and from cars in India. But nowhere has it received such distribution as in Central Europe.

Polish label SB MAFFIJA hit 137 million streams in the first six months of 2019, while rapper Taco Hemingway and pop singer Dawid Podsiadlo performed at the 60,000 capacity National Stadium. Bands and rappers such as MO฿฿YN, Szpaku Szpaku and Kaz Balagne, bypass radio and television, recruit armies of fans through YouTube and Instagram.

Trap group/label Milion+ is the leader in the Czech Republic. Local music critic Milos Hroch says that their music is transnational in nature, and there is nothing local in their videos - there are only luxury brands and antidepressants. Hroch points to the Opak Dissu project as an example of Czech rap rooted in local reality rather than living in fictional Atlanta. A participant once said that half of Czech rappers live at home with their mother, and half study at the institute. And that the trap life here is going to the factory every day, that its roots are in the village, and that they took away her sound from Atlanta, but fill it with their own stories.

In Italy, the Dark Polo Gang has been a subject of controversy among fans and critics. Some argued that this is a symbol of the degradation of rap, others ironically supported this trap simulator with clips teetering on the verge of parody and mimicry. Damir Ivic, historian of Italian rap, says that the first wave of Italian rap of the 90s had a more pronounced national character: "It incorporated elements of reggae and ska and sounded very original. There is nothing Italian in the current trap wave - tattooed teenagers mumble about success and drugs."

Eurotrap is criticized by conscious hip-hop fans who complain about its apolitical hedonism, sexism and materialism. An unreasonable and ideologically devoid of protest against the authorities is also present in it - watch the clip of the Austrian Yung Hurn "Fick Die Polizei" with filming of street protests, burning police cars and tear gas. But Hurn tends to record more standard trap themes with titles like "Ferrari" or "Skrt Skrt". The latter is named after the adlib popularized by Migos, which imitates the sound of spinning wheels

"We speak the language of today's youth," says Bad Bunny, a Puerto Rican reggaeton trap musician who featured on Cardi B's huge hit "I Like It." A genre born in black America, embraced with open arms by youth around the world,

However, trap is based on the disillusionment where the hope of collective prosperity is a delusion.Trap considers life wild - this is reflected in "Bad and Boujee", where Offset describes his gang as savage, ruthless (*wild, merciless) In this war of all against all, you are either the winner or victim, and your chances of being among the minority of winners steadily decrease.0010

If this is a view of the world, it is very depressing and apolitical. The fact that trap resonates so strongly around the world - and especially in the former communist countries of Eastern Europe, which were most rapidly rebuilding to an American-style market economy - is very revealing.

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