For those who aren’t familiar with this particular form of art, “trap music” as defined by Wikipedia (who’s definition actually stumped Urban Dictionary for a change) is “a music genre that originated in the early 1990s in the Southern United States. It is typified by its aggressive lyrical content and sound, where the instrumentals are propelled by 808 kick drums or heavy extended sub-bass lines, double-time, triple-time and other faster time division hi-hats, layered synthesizers, and “cinematic” strings.”
In laymen’s terms, trap music is a very up beat bass filled form of hip hop that is usually paired with rachet lyrical content telling a story of some real gangsta sh*t that you’ll probably never see or do in your lifetime and instead live vicariously through the artist because you are indeed not “about that life”
I would like to think that I have a very eclectic musical palette ranging from 70’s disco to of course the beloved trap music genre. As we all know,trap music is usually the genre of choice for the “turn up” when you want to go out and do rachet thangs with your friends. On the other hand , it makes for great workout music. You feel like you can conquer anything in the gym/working out.
While your favorite artist is going off about how he’s moving “weight” in his respective hood w/ his “woes”, you get to hitting the weights in the gym like a real G. I’ve been on a journey to living a healthier lifestyle and these are the trap songs that will instantly take my workout ethic (if that’s a thing) from 0 to 100…real quick.
From my spotify Getting “Snatched” Playlist (yes, thats actually the name of my workout playlist)
I Don’t Sell Molly No More– ILOVEMAKONNEN
Long Live The Pimp– Future
No Hands- Waka Flocka Flame ft. Wale (this is probably not considered Trap Music but I turn up something serious listening to this song on the treadmill)
Move That Dope– Future
HotPocket– Gucci Mane & Migos
Basically the whole Dirty Sprite 2 Album (read my review here)– Future
A Zip & A Double Cup– Juicy J ft. 2 Chainz
Flip That B*itch A Few Times– Rick Ross & Juicy J
In addition to getting an adrenaline rush while your in the gym trying to that body popping like Beyonce, listening to trap music instead of being in the streets doing the trapping is also good for you’re health considering you won’t end up in jail, shot or killed by just listening. One might even enjoy listening to trap music recreationally like one would typically enjoy a less aggressive genre of music.
Disclaimer: Trapping may be detrimental to your health and/or result in imprisonment. Please trap at your own risk.
What are some your favorite trap artists or songs?