2 Chainz Explains The Origin Of Trapping

When it comes to trapping, 2 Chainz insists that no one knows the term better than himself. Explaining the origin of the term on Jay Z’s Life+Times “Decoded” series, the rapper stakes claim to the saying, claiming that the hoods of Atlanta were the founders of the trap movement.

“I remember this girl, I think she was from London. She was like ‘you need to listen to trap music’ and I was like who is she talking to?”, jokingly commented 2 Chainz on the segment. Earlier explaining the evolution of trapping, the rapper gives insight to where it all started along with decoding “Fork” , a track of his second studio album B.O.A.T.S.: MEtime.

  • Dominick R.

    It’s true. T.I. was the first artist from ATL who brought “trapping” to mainstream hip hop.

  • Clondyke Classic

    niggas in Dallas been using the word trap to describe dope houses since the late 80′s/early 90′s so I don’t know who started it.. Outkast was the first niggas in the rap game to put it on a song doe but ti made it popular.