The Top Ten Trap Music Artists of 2018

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This year has seen the rise of a new generation of trap music artists. Here are the top ten trap music artists of 2018.

who is considered a “trap music artist?”

There is no one answer to this question as the term “trap music artist” can mean different things to different people. In general, however, a trap music artist is someone who creates music that is influenced by the style of Southern hip hop that emerged in the early 21st century. This type of music typically includes heavy bass lines, 808 drum samples, and rap lyrics that often deal with drugs, violence, and crime.

Some of the most popular trap music artists of 2018 include Lil Pump, Cardi B, Migos, and Travis Scott. These artists have all achieved mainstream success with their unique take on the trap music sound.

the history of trap music

Trap music is a style of hip hop that originated in the early 1990s in the Southern United States. It is defined by its menacing, hardcore sound that incorporates elements of rap, hip hop, and electronic music. Trap music is characterized by its slow, heavy beats and dark, often violent lyrics.

The term “trap” originally referred to places where drug dealers sold illegal drugs. However, it has since been used to describe the music itself. The trap genre has its roots in the work of producers such as DJ Screw and UGK. In the 2010s, trap enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, thanks in part to artists such as Gucci Mane, Future, and Migos.

While trap music is often associated with crime and drug culture, it has also been used as a tool for political and social commentary. For example, rapper Kendrick Lamar used trap music to address racism and police brutality on his album good kid, m.A.A.d city. In recent years, trap music has also been embraced by the LGBT community as a form of self-expression.

the top ten trap music artists of 2018

In order to make it onto this list, the trap music artists had to release a project (album, EP, mixtape, etc.) in 2018 that made an impact. This can be quantified by commercial success, critical acclaim, or both. Here are the top ten trap music artists of 2018:

1. Cardi B
2. Travis Scott
3. Kendrick Lamar
4. J. Cole
5. Migos
6. Lil Uzi Vert
7. Playboi Carti
8. A$AP Rocky
9. Gucci Mane
10. 21 Savage

the future of trap music

The term “trap” has been used in various genres of music, but is most commonly associated with hip hop music. The term originated in the 1990s, when Atlanta-based artists such as Outkast, Goodie Mob, and T.I. began making music that was influenced by southern hip hop, gangsta rap, and G-funk. In the 2000s, trap music became more popular with the release of hits such as Lil Jon’s “Get Low” and Young Jeezy’s “Trap Star.”

In the 2010s, trap music began to gain mainstream attention with the breakout success of artists such as Gucci Mane, Future, and Migos. Trap music is now one of the most popular genres of hip hop, and its influence can be heard in the music of mainstream artists such as Kendrick Lamar and Drake.

As trap music continues to evolve, there are a number of artists who are leading the way in innovating the genre and taking it in new directions. Here are ten trap artists who are shaping the future of the genre.

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