“The movement is just de-contextualized. A lot of the sounds and ideas in trap can be traced back pretty far, but people are only going back a few years for “inspiration.” It’s just really clear that there’s a lot of bandwagoning rather than real appreciation.
A lot of it is happening via SoundCloud by producers that are claiming to be inspired by Southern hip-hop but who only list people like Lex Luger as influences. Of course, this isn’t entirely incorrect – people like Luger have had a lot to do with trap’s current sound and subsequent popularity. But there’s more to the sound and there’s more to the story. Texas was actually responsible for a lot of what they credit other people for.”