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The birth of trap music and the rise of southern hip-hop

T.I.'s 2003 album, <em>Trap Muzik</em>, gave a name to a specific flavor of Atlanta rap that reflected the city's street culture.
Vivien Killilea
T.I.'s 2003 album, Trap Muzik, gave a name to a specific flavor of Atlanta rap that reflected the city's street culture.

In 2003, T.I. and other Atlanta rappers created new subgenre of rap: trap music. Twenty years later, its influence is everywhere.

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