Rap vs Trap! Where do you stand?
By now most of us are well aware that trap music has become somewhat of an extension of Hip-Hop and in the past two years it’s influence and growth is undeniably evident. For the new generation of the South African Hip-Hop culture trap music is their identity and their language. One cannot deny that Emtee was one of the top selling artists last year and we went on to see his album ‘Avery’ rack up more awards than any other HipHop artist in 2016
In the USA artists such as Future, Lil Yatchi, Desiigner and Migos have brought this ‘culture’ to another level. It’s without a doubt that tracks such as ‘Panda’ and ‘Mask Off’ leave our heads bopping followed by a dab.On the other hand Kendrick Lamar just dropped his latest album, ‘DAMN.’ and the masses are loving it. but with the presence social media trends such as “Trap music” have on consumers today, how many artists that are against trap can compete with it?
Nowadays most rappers are using trap beats in their music or can be found featuring a trap artist to reach a younger demographic. Most people are still trying to place Drake in a category cause he’s showed that he can rap and sing. Only thing we know for sure is he’s a Hip-Hop artist.
When it comes down to lyrical ability and let’s just say a rap-battle the Kendricks and Logics of this world will definately murder Future, Nasty C would berry Emtee, while Reason would send many of the new school rappers packing.
On radio its a different story all together with regards to actual playtime and chart toppers, trap music is currently on top of the Hip-Hop food chain.The Hip-Hop genre has grown in many ways and has lead to some being branded as ‘old school Hip-Hop heads’ if you prefer to listen to the likes of NWA, Tupac, Eminem, J. Cole to name a few. Times have changed, conscious rap and trap both fall under the Hip-Hop umbrella but for now Trap is king.
Which category within hip-hop do you prefer Trap or Rap?
T.i says he created Trapped Music