Trap music VIP Gucci Mane ruffled some feathers and rattled some Georgia peaches with his latest “Flashback Friday” post and self-dubbed title as the inventor of Atlanta’s hip-hop treasure trove: trap music.
The Brick Squad top dog posted a flick from his budding rap days on Instagram, captioned “#FBF The Day I Invented Trap Music…” In just a matter of minutes, a slew of comments began racking up as fans battled it out for whose really deserving of the title, including fellow trap spitters Young Jeezy and T.I.
Never one to hold his tongue, especially on such a major controversy as this one, Tip appears to have clapped back at Guwop’s claim by adding another crown to sit beside his King of the South one. And he came with a receipt dating back to 15 years ago to prove it.
Gucci my guy but TIs right— King in The Mountains 🇨🇩 (@dreadheadboi) April 9, 2018
Peep trap music has been around long before it was called trap music but what is now identified as trap music is the sound that Gucci mane & zaytoven created none of the new trap rappers sound like anybody but Gucci mane— Hi I'm Somebody Son (@YungF5ve) April 9, 2018
TIP invented that shit. His dynamism makes him an incredible artist!— #Traww Jηr. (@teedzy01) April 9, 2018
Gucci invented Trap Music— I'mtalkingCourtK© (@iiBad_Romance) April 9, 2018
His azz wasn't even rapping wen T.I dropped trap music 🤣🤣🤣 anybody believe Gucci started that a goofy— WIZZY (@WillG45th) April 9, 2018
T.I might have came up with Trap Music, but Jeezy and Gucci made it what it is. That’s facts lol— Mally Mal (@Jamal2Doe) April 9, 2018
Gucci saying he invented trap music is disrespecting jeezy & T.I— 🎱 (@Hoodstar_Dre) April 9, 2018
Idc what anybody say my nigga Gucci is The Godfather of Trap Music, you heat trap you think of Gucci.. NO CAP!— Quis (@Quis_Santana) April 9, 2018
T.I. created trap music. The trap music today sounds more like Gucci because they can’t rap as good as Tip that’s pretty much it in a nutshell— Masen Hernandez (@armandkimson) April 9, 2018
Gucci and Zaytoven definitely invented Trap Music— 🏊WATERWAYSTEVE🏊 (@WVTERWVYSTEVE) April 9, 2018
Gucci finna say he invented trap music every year n folks gonna keep allowing it like T.I.’s “Trap Muzik “ album aint come out a whole 2 years before Trap House smh— King Killmonger ✊🏾🐯 (@DBruton10) April 9, 2018
But was it really trap music? He wasn’t rapping about the trap of selling drugs like that. Gucci was. https://t.co/8hueV0LdOj— Alexis ☂️ (@rolexatl) April 9, 2018
t.i. invented Trap Music back in ‘03 , it wasn’t gucci and it wasn’t Jeezy— Donald M. Washington (@MajikMalik) April 9, 2018
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