AceShowbiz - T.I. is not only the king of trap music, but he also claims to be the one who created the genre. In a recent interview with Power 105.1, he said that trap music "didn't exist" before him. It looked like he thought that his second studio album "Trap Muzik", which was released in 2003, started the trend.
When the rapper was asked about his upcoming album, he said that he wanted to bring back the sound from "Trap Muzik". He said, "We want to make sure that we give everybody the best T.I.P. album that we can give them. I'm going for trap music on this. Because a lot of people don't really, really know that I created trap music, like I got that old."
The Atlanta rapper was convinced that not only was he a pioneer, but he was also responsible to create the music genre. "There was no such thing as trap music prior to [T.I.]. No such thing. It didn't exist. It was OutKast and crunk, like that's what it was. Organized Noize and crunk," he added.
While some people may disagree with him, we cannot deny that trap music becomes a trend thanks to Tip's "Trap Muzik" which features notable hit songs like "24's", "Rubberband Man" and "Be Easy". Apart from music, Tip revealed in the interview that marriage had "distracted" him. "Marriage is going to distract me and deter me from taking my family onward and upward," he said, before adding, "It could be seen as selfish, but I have a hard time seeing something as selfish if it helps some many other people."
Prior to this, the Hustle Gang rapper paid tribute to late rapper Tupac Shakur at the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He sported Tupac's iconic bow tie and leather corset while covering the legend's song "Keep Ya Head Up."