Going through my CDs and one thing I come to realize, time sure does fly by fast. Many of these rappers, it’s hard to believe they’ve been in the game as long as they have. 15 years ago today, T.I. dropped his classic Trap Muzik. It was the follow up to his debut album, I’m Serious. If you follow hip hop closely, he and Gucci Mane went back and forth on saying who invented “Trap Music”. T.I. listed this album that gave birth trap music, but you all can be the judge of that. For me, this is T.I.’s best overall album and it’s damn near flawless. Trap Muzik has been called a classic by many including myself. T.I. rolled out the anticipation for the album with his first single, 24s. If you’re familiar with the south during that era, you know we love big ass rims.
Trap Muzik was also the first time he dropped a project on his own label, Grand Hustle Records. Because of poor album sales of his first album, he was released from Arista Records after wanting a joint venture. Trap Muzik eventually went platinum is T.I. became a superstar in the world of hip hop. A couple of months after the album dropped, he dropped Be Easy as his next single. This is where things got interesting because many people assumed he was throwing shots at Ludacris. No one didn’t know they were going at each other until they dissed each other on the same song, Stomp from Young Buck. Trap Muzik continued to do well and it’s considered a southern classic.
Rubber Band Man was his next single and it was produced by David Banner. Rubber Band Man took him to superstardom and it featured Diddy and Mike Vick in the video. During that time, it was major having Diddy, but Michael Vick was that dude in Atlanta. Usher, Lil Duval, Jagged Edge, Youngbloodz, Bow Wow and many other appeared. Rubber Band Man still get much play at sporting events and has been called one of the best rap songs from Atlanta. The single was released a day before New Year’s Eve in 2003.
June of the following year, T.I. dropped another single from the Trap Muzik album. This time, he did this one for the ladies with the track, Let’s Get Away. We had appearances from so many beautiful along with Jazze Pha, Trina, Juvenile and a few others. This is a very smooth track and another banger off the album. Peep the video below and let me know your thoughts about it.
Honestly, Trap Muzik is one of those albums that you can play from start to finish without skipping a track. T.I. is prepping a new album called Dime Trap and hopefully it drops soon. When T.I. isn’t dropping new music, he’s becoming somewhat of an activist. Check out the album below or listen to it here to peep this masterpiece. Congrats to T.I. on the 15 year anniversary of his classic, Trap Muzik.
What’s your thoughts about T.I.? What do you think about his album, Trap Muzik? What’s your favorite track off the album? Leave a comment below about anything related to Trap Muzik or T.I.