Who created trap music: Gucci Mane or T.I.?
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Who created trap music: Gucci Mane or T.I.?

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Gucci Mane and T.I. are rap legends who have contributed to putting trap music on the map, but there is a debate stirring on which rapper created the subgenre. Gucci Mane recently posted a photo on Instagram of himself circa 2005 with a caption that read, "#FBF The day I invented Trap Music." For years, T.I. has claimed he created the sound. Back in 2003, T.I. released his sophomore album, "Trap Muzik." Is T.I. trippin’ or did Gucci forget who really started it all? 

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Gucci Mane recently posted this photo on Instagram, claiming he invented trap music.

#FBF The Day I Invented Trap Music #Guwop aka #TheEvilGenius #1017Ceo

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But in 2003, T.I.'s sophomore album literally titled "Trap Muzik" was released under his new record label—Grand Hustle Records. Listen to the LP below via Spotify.

Some fans say Gucci Mane took trap music to the next level.

But other fans say T.I. is the originator of the term. 

Some folks feel they were both major contributors to the popular sound.

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