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From UGK to Chief Keef: A look at the history of trap in rap and its subsequent influence on drill

What is trap music? According to T.I., on the title track of his genre-defining Trap Muzik, it ain't no album and it ain't no game. Indeed, the origins of trap go beyond music -- beyond even the Atlanta corners where drugs are dealt and rubber bands are filled -- into the houses where crack cocaine is cooked, weighed and packaged.

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Noah Hubbell