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5. Trap

Blend: Southern Hip-Hop and EDM
Trap, like many other genres, shifted in sound as time went on. In this instance, however, the change ultimately created two different sounds that reflect opposite fan bases. Thankfully, both sides of the spectrum knock equally as hard through stereo systems. Beginning in the mid-2000s, the genre was solely associated with southern rap stars that rocked grills and Impalas. In the past year or so, it took a trip to the clubs and fused with EDM as a successor to dubstep. If you need an audio example of how the two differ, listen to TNGHT’s “Higher Ground” and Waka Flocka Flame’s “Hard In Da Paint.” Both are trap hits, but you clearly hear the variation in sound and targeted audience.

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