In 1992, UGK's "Pocket Full of Stones" was one of the earliest records to be released from their major-label debut album Too Hard to Swallow.It was also featured in the 1993 film Menace II Society. Ice Cream Man" off his fifth studio album Ice Cream Man.
Music critics called drill production style the "sonic cousin to skittish footwork, southern-fried hip-hop and the 808 trigger-finger of trap." Young Chop is frequently identified by critics as the genre's most characteristic producer.
Several Southern rappers with drug dealer personas such as T.
I., Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, and Rick Ross produced crossover hits and helped expand the popularity of the genre, with trap records beginning to appear more heavily on mixtapes and radio stations outside of the South.
There was no such thing as trap music, I created that, I created that.
I coined the term, it was my second album, Trap Muzik it dropped in 2003.
"With the exception of Outkast, let me think, Goodie Mob...
with the exception of that, before I came in the game, it was Lil Jon, Outkast, Goodie Mob, okay so you had Crunk music and you had Organized Noise.Trap music employs a heavy use of multi-layered hard-lined and melodic synthesizers; crisp, grimy, and rhythmic snares; deep 808 kick drums; double-time, triple-time and similarly divided hi-hats; and a cinematic and symphonic utilization of string, brass, woodwind, and keyboard instruments creating an overall dark, harsh, grim, and bleak atmosphere for the listener.The term "trap" is used to refer to the place where drug deals are made and how it is difficult to escape the lifestyle.The term "trap" initially referred to places where drug deals take place.In recent years it has been incorporated with Electronic dance music (EDM) by artists who have remixed and made trap songs with more EDM-like aspects An instrumental sample of Young Jeezy's song "U Know What It Is" off his 2006 album The Inspiration, showcases an example of Shawty Redd's signature trap sound that was prominent during the mid-to-late 2000s.R&B singer Beyoncé's songs "Drunk in Love", "Flawless" and "7/11", all from her 2013 album Beyoncé, also contained trap influences.