The Best Trap Rappers Of All Time

Originating in the South during the early 1990s, trap music has become an increasingly popular genre internationally among both millennial and Gen Z rappers, ultimately blending synthesized percussion with gangsta rap, crunk, snap music, and complex hi-hats. The word “trap” stems from Atlanta's slang for a house used to sell drugs; hence why the genre's profound lyrical themes are rooted in drugs and urban violence. From the late King Von and XXXTENTACION (rest in peace) to hip-hop royalty Lil Baby, Young Thug, and 2 Chainz, many of the industry's hottest rappers have incorporated trap into their albums throughout the past couple of decades. Grammy Award-winning artists Drake, 21 Savage, Future, and Cardi B never cease to dominate the charts with their innovative trap records; and trap pioneers T.I. and Gucci Mane still remain forces to be reckoned with across the rap scene. Even Her Royal Highness Beyoncé and reggaetón superstar Bad Bunny effortlessly fuse trap with their signature sounds, representing just two of many A-list artists keeping trap music at the forefront of the industry. As one of the lyrically fastest genres, it makes sense that trap music's critical acclaim won't slow down anytime soon.

Which trap rappers have you been listening to, and who deserves GOAT status among the best in the game? Vote below for the greatest trap rappers of all time, and feel free to check out these artists' discographies afterwards if you'd like to discover more of their incredible music.

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