When T. McLaughlin remembers that conference call being mass confusion: A bunch of men on a speakerphone trying to scream out different ideas all at once. She took on the project despite still not knowing what the outcome would be. It took about a week or two for us to flush out the concept for me to understand it and see it.
Christina Lee takes a look at the origins of a singular institution
Trap Music Museum
While not intending to celebrate or glorify the violence and drugs associated with trap music culture, the museum acknowledges and explores this harsh reality that gave birth to the musical genre that attempts to transcend it. The whole experience is a provocative, over-the-top, and a daringly honest look at this aspect of Atlanta culture that has given rise to a gritty, pulsating, and entirely new style of music. Founded by Atlanta rapper and actor T. Visitors to the museum typically wait outside in a lengthy line before entering through a recreated corner store, which highlights the central role these cheap convenience stores played in poverty-stricken neighborhoods as distribution sites for drug dealers and as the epicenter for trap culture. The museum is only open on the weekends.
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Starting in , escape rooms, where folks actually pay to get locked in a themed room, then seek clues and solve puzzles to find their way out, had finally made their way stateside. They became a novel basis for family outings, corporate team-building exercises and, for Atlanta hip-hop trailblazer T. The initial plan was to find an abandoned bungalow somewhere in town and decorate it with couches dumped curbside. They wanted folks to understand why the trap, and the music it birthed, exists in the first place.