Watch as T.I. Talks to Greg Street about the 15th Anniversary of Trap Muzik

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August 21, 2018

On August 19th, 2003, Bankhead native Clifford Harris, a.k.a. T.I.P. (his moniker before he dropped the "P" out of respect for labelmate Q-Tip), delivered a classic album and created the genre we know today as "trap music." Coming off his I'm Serious album, which featured a title track single with Beenie Man, Tip didn't get the exact look he was destined to get at the time, as his arrival coincided with the departure of LaFace Records cofounder LA Reid to Arista Records in New York. It was the street success of "Dope Boyz" -- also off his I'm Serious album -- that would encourage T.I. to get back to his Atlanta roots.

The result: 15 years ago the Trap Muzik album was born, with timeless hits such as "24's", "Be Easy," and "Rubber Band Man." It would set the bar and create the "trap music" genre. 

Check out Greg Street's interview with T.I. below!