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Sheriff Victor Hill is well-loved by the residents of Clayton County, Georgia, feared by criminals and even respected by major rap artists. The name Victor Hill is routinely mentioned in both mainstream hip-hop and underground rap lyrics. While this phenomenon is nothing new, many wonder why rappers have such an affinity for a lawman. To…

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Tip “T.I.” Harris is headed to the classroom. The rapper and businessman will be lending his music industry expertise to students at Clark Atlanta University next semester teaching an innovative new course that will merge the history of trap music with the economics behind its success in the industry and mainstream presence. Clark Atlanta University…

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Kodak Black continues to experience a backlash following his comments about Lauren London following the death of her significant other, Nipsey Hussle. On April 8, Kodak Black-inspired artwork was removed from T.I.’s Trap Music Museum. The removal comes after Kodak Black mentioned on his Instagram live that he would romantically pursue London now that should…

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Inside a small warehouse on the Westside of Atlanta in the neighborhood known as The Bluff, the trap exists. But unlike the drug traps that were common in The Bluff and other impoverished areas of the city of Atlanta, this trap turns pain into art. The slang term “trap” entered the lexicon in Atlanta during…

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Name: Janine The Machine Talent: Songwriter, artist City: Atlanta Genre: This up-and-coming artist continues to bring a different style to the music industry. Her unique sound translates to a blend of trap and pop. Favorite artists: Missy Elliott, Santigold and Kelis. You have a unique style and a unique voice. Who is “Janine The Machine” in five syllables? A…

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Young Thug and Future’s close bond is more than skin deep. Literally. The popular trap rappers actually tattooed their names on one another. In a short series featured on the music platform Spotify titled “Scrolling In The Deep,” Young Thug, born Jeffery Lamar Williams in Atlanta, unveils the depths of his friendship with Future. “Man, me…

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