A.R. Shaw’s new book Trap History delves into the past, present, and future of Trap music and the Trap and will be released on Halloween, Saturday, October 31.
In a new video interview, Shaw explains his motivation for penning the book that has been covered by REVOLT, The Source, The Hype Magazine, Day 1 Radio, and CashColorCannabis Podcast.
“I’m an Atlanta native, born and raised in Atlanta,” he says. “I saw the beginnings and rise of Trap music. I remember when Trap was just a slang term in Atlanta. It eventually became a music genre. I remember Techwood Homes. I remember the Miami Boys, and now I see gentrification. I witnessed all this stuff happening, and I wanted to be the one telling this story from an insider’s point of view. It goes deeper than just the glorification of just drug dealing, the glorification of getting money. There are real-life people who were affected by Trap. Real-life people who were affected by things that happened in the community. So I really wanted to highlight all this in the book and podcast form.”
The 230-page book and audio documentary feature Shaw’s curated interviews with dozens of history makers, including pioneering Atlanta artists, producers, music executives, and experts who witnessed first-hand the origins and rise of Trap music. The book also explores social issues such as gentrification, drug addiction, and mass incarceration in communities that inspired Trap music.
Rapper Kilo Ali recalls penning “Cocaine (American Has A Problem)” at the age of 16 in 1990 while serving time in the Fulton County Juvenile Detention Center. DJ Toomp recounts touring as the deejay for the 2 Live Crew in the late 1980s and producing early hits for Atlanta rappers Raheem The Dream and MC Shy D. Former Fulton County Assistant District Attorney John Turner explains how the Miami Boys drug gang began infiltrating the Techwood Homes housing projects in 1986, and Magic City strip club founder Michael Barney describes how the gentlemen’s club provided a viable platform for emerging rappers to promote their music. Shaw additionally interviews the likes of OutKast’s Big Boi, T.I., Khujo of Goodie Mob, Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Migos, Shawty Lo, Killer Mike, Zaytoven, Future, and 21 Savage as well as veteran Atlanta music executives Antonio “LA” Reid, Kawan “KP” Prather and Shanti Das.
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GTA V’s Michael, Ned Luke, Grills Kai Cenat for Cash on Explosive Live Stream
Kai Cenat stands as a titan, captivating audiences globally with his dynamic content. A recent spectacle unfolded on his stream, pushing the boundaries of virtual entertainment. Last night, the streaming maestro had a surprise for his viewers—a live reaction to the much-anticipated GTA VI trailer with none other than Ned Luke, the iconic voice behind Michael from GTA V.
As the virtual dust settled, a twist emerged in the narrative. Instead of a mere discussion on the upcoming game, the stream took an unexpected turn. Ned Luke, in a surprising move, began pressing Cenat for cash. The voice of one of gaming’s most beloved characters insisted that Cenat’s imminent surge in popularity, fueled by the GTA VI hype, should translate into financial gain for him. The demand for funds and Luke’s distinctive humor played out like a scene from the virtual world bleeding into reality.
Cenat, keeping his cool, tried to diffuse the situation, assuring Luke that the support was on its way. The exchange reached a comedic climax when the stream played back the unfolding drama to Luke, who erupted into laughter. Was it a genuine request for compensation or a carefully orchestrated performance aimed at stirring the online community? Luke, a seasoned actor, seemed to be playing a role even off-screen.
In the realm where reality and digital spectacle intertwine, this unexpected encounter between Cenat and Luke amused and intrigued viewers. As the dust settles, one thing is certain—Kai Cenat’s streams are not just about gaming; they’re an unpredictable fusion of entertainment, celebrity guests, and the unpredictable nature of live content, keeping fans hooked for the next surprise in the virtual universe.
Coi Leray Breaks the Internet, The Real Story Behind Her Stunning Transformation
Coi Leray, a rising star who is constantly in the spotlight, has faced a fair share of criticism throughout her journey. From lackluster festival performances to viral hits, her career trajectory has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride. Despite the hurdles, she managed to break through with her album COI, which showcases her versatility across various genres.
Coi Leray is known for her unabashed embrace of sexuality on social media and has been captivating fans with her sultry photos. Recently, she teamed up with Playboy to solidify her bold image. However, a recent series of photos sparked speculation about changes to her face, leading to rumors of cosmetic procedures. But hold your judgment.
In a tweet that set the record straight, Coi Leray clarified the mystery behind her transformed appearance. “lol because I’m gaining weight and it’s going to my face,” she shared on Twitter, accompanying the statement with a selfie. With this candid revelation, Leray shut down the gossip mill, demonstrating a level of transparency uncommon in the entertainment industry.
In a world where many artists would choose silence over addressing such rumors, Coi Leray remains unapologetically real. Her openness about the changes in her appearance adds another layer to her authenticity, proving that she’s not just an artist who makes headlines but one who keeps it genuine with her audience.
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