IT’S A TRAP! THE MIXTAPE
The latest installment to my mixtape series is inspired by R.L. Grime. Thanks for the inspiration, you’re a monster!
The mix features my favorite trap joints right now as well as some of the bigger current hip hop tracks and a little dubstep.
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What is trap music you ask? Keep reading.
Trap music is based on use of the 808 Roland drum machine, pitched and re-sampled hiphop/rap vocals, pipe flutes, gangsta synth leads, and various FX. Similar to rap without the main vocal.
Tempos range widely from 135-175bpm which is uncommon for most major genres of electronic dance music (EDM).
Trap music would be best described as a recipe;
1/3 hip hop (tempo and song structure similar) – however vocals are usually pitched lower or higher
1/3 dubstep (similar drum arrangements, different builds and drops)
1/3 dub (Low frequency focus and strong emphasis on repetitiveness throughout a song)
Clique (Enferno Remix) – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean
Clique (Original) – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean
Clique (Pound Pound Pound & FootwoRk Remix) – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean
Look At Me Now (RL Grime Remix) – Chris Brown (feat. Busta Rhymes & Lil Wayne)
Drugz – The Interns
Tornado (Kill The Noise Remix) – Tiesto & Steve Aoki (feat. Polina)
Amen – Meek Mill (feat. Drake & Jeremih)
Swimming Pools (Drank) – Kendrick Lamar
Pour It Up (RL Grime Remix) – Rihanna
Flex – Gutter Brothers
My Homies Still – Lil Wayne (feat. Big Sean)
Flood – RL Grime
Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix) – Kanye West
Mercy (Original) – Kanye West
Mercy (Figure Remix) – Kanye West
Lost In Your Love (Benzi & Aylen Remix) – Redlight
Lights (Bassnectar Remix) – Ellie Goulding
Jam On It – Zomboy
Birthday Song (DjSliink Remix) – 2 Chainz Ft Kanye West
Birthday Song – 2 Chainz (feat. Kanye West)
Same Damn Time – Future
Work Hard Play Hard (Caligula Remix) – Wiz Khalifa
Work Hard Play Hard – Wiz Khalifa
Bandz A Make Her Dance – Juicy J (feat. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz)
Sweet Nothing (Diplo Remix) – Calvin Harris (feat. Florence Welch)
No Worries – Lil Wayne (feat. Detail)
Pop That – French Montana (feat. Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne)
100 – Bangladesh (feat. Pusha T, Jadakiss & 2 Chainz)