OK guys, the time has come for us to dwell into one of that is starting to pick up and make its way through rap, hip-hop and dance. To give you an idea of what and who we are going to talk about, these names should ring some bells: Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy, Three 6 Mafia and Manny Fresh.
If you are still not sure here are trap music traits explained in a nutshell:
- 1/3 hip hop, where the tempo and song structure are basically the same, 70-100 bpm tracks. Pitched down vocals
- 1/3 dance Music
- 1/3 dub, a reggae subgenre.
Now, if you have understood what we are talking about and want to find out more about the east trap songs ever, here it is.
RL Grime - Tell me
Henry Alfred Steinway is the name behind the alias RL Grime, the Los Angeles based trap music producer: after his first release in 2010, RL Grime has produced some of the most successful remixes , such as Kanye West’s ‘ Mercy’, which has been played over 8 million times on Soundcloud.
Yellow Claw - DJ Turn It Up
Dutch DJ group Yellow Claw has been making some of the best trap songs, hip hop, dubstep together with, electro house and moombahton. Since 2014 DJ duo Jim Aasgier (Jim Taihuttu) and Nizzle (Nils Rondhuis) have established their own label, the Barong Family.
UZ - Trap ShitV13
Having protected his identity for five years wearing a mask during his live performances, trap DJ UZ has recently unveiled his face to the fans:
A couple of months ago, I was playing ‘Mask Off’ by Future and the idea just popped up in my head: Let’s close with the track and take the mask off – well I would look down so you couldn’t fully see my face.
Here’s UZ best trap song.
Bro Safari – The Drop
Nicholas Weiller is the 41-year punk rock fun who then turned his musical instincts towards trap music, dubstep production and moombahton. Originally from Italy, he moved to Atlanta Georgia with his family and now he has established in Austin, Texas. This is his best trap song yet.
Diplo - “Express Yourself”
The LA based music producer has been mixing and producing some of the most famous pop and dance artists out there, including Tinie Tempah and Britney Spears. He has been named several times for the Grammy Awards and this his best trap record we want to bring you.
Boaz van de Beatz - Warrior (feat. Kalibwoy)
Affiliated with Diplo and collaborating with Skrillex too (the ‘featuring game is on even when it comes to trap music), Boaz De Jong is one of the most successful music producers of the last decade, with Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande singing over his beats. This is bets trap song Boaz van de Beatz has released.
Skrillex - First of the Year
If trap music is teaching us how to be able to listen to sounds that are a blend of a million different things, then Skrillex is the best artist to explain this: rock, reggae and rap all together in an electronic dance tune that gets played in all music festivals. The video of this traps song has been Grammy Best Short Form Music Video.
Flosstradamus feat. Casino - Mosh Pit
Curt Cameruci and Josh Young are founders of Chicago based duo and together they changed the face of dance and hip-hop. Even though as per 2016 the duo has split up and Cameruci is the one leading on the name of Flosstradamus , their mix of southern trap, electro house and electronic elements is what you’d be listening to any of the top electronic music festival, Coachella included. Mosh Pit is without a doubt the trap song best identifying this genre.
Stir Fry, Migos
A trap song by a trio that managed to break all records, records that they have established themselves: starting with the simultaneous hits on hot R&B/Hip Hop song charts and this one breaks the one of most concurrently charting titles by a duo or group.
Mask Off, Future
This trap song is actually one that you did dance if went to Coachella 2017, where Future performed it alongside Kendrick Lamar. It is also considered one of the best songs of 2017.
Black Beatles, Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane
A trap song that serves a very specific purpose: Swae Lee, Slim Jxmmi, Mike WiLL Made-It, and Gucci Mane join forces to compare with one of the most iconic bands in the world, The Beatles. This is the song that we can all identify with the viral ‘Mannequin Challenge’.
Designer, Lil Pump
Gucci Gang member Lil Pimp’s most ‘lyrical’ trap/rap song to present: produced by Zaytoven, it contains an audio clip of the backlash of he received for the filming of Gucci Gang video in a church.
Rap Saved Me, 21 savage, Offset, Metro Boomin, Quavo
21 Savage has all the rights in featuring in a trap song titled ‘Rap Saved Me’: his sister died due to a shooting in drug deal, he then was permanently banned from every school due to gun possession and from there he soon become part of a gang went on this path. Only rap could save him.
Attention, Rich Brian – Offset
Changing his name from Rich Chigga to Rich Brian proved to be a smart move for Indonesian rapper/trapper, this track seems a more serious version of his trap parody track “Dat $tick” from the debut album Amen.
Portland, Drake, Quavo, Travis Scott
We know have confirmation Travis Scott is the father of Kylie Jenner’s daughter, Stormi Webster – we know he’s also taking up cooking lessons to prove he’s going to be an excellent new dad: after featuring with Drake in many hits, this trap song is one we would you to check out.
Liger, Young Thug, Carnage
We have already given you the best songs by Young Thug as a solo artist, but amongst his collaborations, this one with Cranage enters the trap songs chart by default. In this song he states how different he is from the rappers out there, and we couldn’t agree more.
Cara Italia - Ghali
A descriptive trap song by a made in Italy rapper who has been climbing the online charts like a ninja in the last year, since his debut album in 2017. From a Tunisian family, he lives in Baggio, a suburb area in Milan.
No pressure – French Montana
One of the characteristics of trap music is auto tune and Montana gives a great example of it on No pressure together with Future: the duo has been working together in many other trap songs such as “Karate Chop,” “Rich Friday,” and the remix of “Bugatti.”
Bust Down- Trippie Redd
Not the emotional kind of ode as in other traps songs from Trippie Redd such as of Love Scars:
Ooh, ayy I just got a new Porsche (I just got a new Porsche)
Rocket got a ‘Rari, that’s a new horse (that’s a mothafuckin’ new horse)
With a bouncier melody he manages to boast about the bling bling that comes with the lifestyle of success.
Nobody’s Watching – Jazz Cartier
Not only Drake, Toronto has produced other music ‘experts’ and Jazz Cartier is one of young talents making their ways in this genre of music: with producer Mike Will Made-It he managed to create his very own claustrophobic form of trap song.
No Frauds – Nicki Minaj, Drake. Lil Wayne
A trap song symbol of a reunion between Drake and Nicki Minaj, one of the female rappers who has been featuring with all possible chart toppers in this genre. Sitting on her throne and throwing darts attempting to demolish Remy, here she is in a rather controversial video.
Butterfly Effect – Travis Scott
Do you know how the doors of a Lamborghini are called? Travis Scott is teaching us ‘butterflies’ and he’s surely playing with a double meaning with the butterfly effect idiom: little things can lead to dramatic changes in our lives.
Skateboard P – Made in TYO, Big Sean
Big Sean has added his verses on Made in TYO trap song to raise tribute to Pharrell Williams’s nickname ‘Skateboard P’. The Detroit rapper has released another great remix.
Released ad the lead single of his fifth studio album – named after him – Draco is a certified platinum trap song, having sold 1 million units in the United States alone by October 2017.
Harley – Lil Yachty
Yes, Lil Yachty’s 2017 single talks about Harleys, the famous road motorbikes of hairy bikers in their fringe leather jackets: it turns out he hasn’t even been on one, he is simply talking about b******* riding less metallic things.
Tony - Loudpvck & Gladiator
Tony was released in 2014 by two of the hottest trap duos, Loudpvck & Gladiator and they feature Nipsey Hussle on this track to create this huge festival and club hit that can be considered one of the best trap songs today.
Crowd Ctrl- Flosstradamus and DJ Sliink
“WARNING: This film contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for those not ready to turn up.” That is the disclaimer introduction of the official music video for Flosstradamus and DJ Sliink’s Crowd Ctrl. The song is off their Nomads EP
Mercy (RL Grime & Salva Remix) - Kanye West
Released on 28 June 2012, Mercy has one of the best trap beats that matches perfectly with its vocals. This phenomenal song is one of the best Trap songs we have ever heard, and we can confidently tell you that it is guaranteed to make your body move to the beat
Original Don (flosstradamus remix)- Major Lazer
The Flosstradamus remix for Original Don is a single released by Major Lazer, an American electronic dance music trio, on 1 January 2012. Their club-ready dance tune is full of various speeds of trap rolls as well as the vocals and synths from the original song.
4 am - 2 Chainz ft. Travis Scott
4 am is a goony detuned, mid-tempo jam, and the fourth track from 2 Chainz’s 2017 album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, featuring Travis Scott on the vocals. The perfect collaboration between 2 Chainz and Travis Scott brings out the best in this trap jam making it one of the best trap songs to date
No Handz (CRNKN Remix) - Waka Flocka Flame
No Handz (CRNKN Remix) was created and uploaded on the Trap City YouTube channel on December 25th, 2012, while the original single is found on Waka Flocka Flame’s debut album, Flockaveli. You can not be a trap fan and not love this song.
i Shyne- DJ Carnage & Lil Pump
If you are looking for the best trap songs that are guaranteed club bangers, then you can’t miss DJ Carnage I Shyne, featuring 18-year-old rapper Lil Pump. The trap song is carnage of raw, effortless energy. We are definitely looking forward to future collaborations from the duo.
24's- T. I
Old but never forgotten, T.I’s 2003 24’s is the lead single from his second studio album Trap Muzik, and as one of the pioneer trap songs, it will always be one of the best trap songs. 24’s was also featured on EA’s racing game Need for Speed: Underground.
Rockstar - Post Malone & 21 Savage
The audio for Post Malone’s Rockstar featuring 21 Savage is so dope and definitely falls into the category of best trap songs. The original trap song is slow and masterfully produced. We will add though, that the official video of this song is NOT for the faint-hearted.