Is T.I. the father of trap music?
It's a bold move to take credit for creating something, especially a popular genre of music, but T.I. is speaking his truth.
BET reports that during a recent interview with MONTREALITY, the rapper credits his second album, Trap Muzik, with bringing mainstream popularity to trap music.
"Who's album was Trap Muzik? Who had an album named Trap Muzik?" the rapper asked. "Well then that's who started it. It's as simple as that, unless there was a time before then that you can recall hearing it. Since it was introduced to the world, there were people who came on and enforced it and kinda spread the genre out and gave it wings and life beyond its origin.."
"But, if you go back to who truly started it ― I must humbly say myself," he continued.
Do you agree or nah? Check out Tip's statement in the video below.
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