What defines a trap-beat?



I'm actually more the boom bap Hip-Hop, 90's style beat guy. But I find myself enjoying trap music more and more, since it's getting more and more popular and also because my friend is making more trap music than normal Hip-Hop (I can add a link if someone is interested in Swiss trap).

Now, I know trap-beats originated from Hip-Hop, but where do you draw the line? Of course there are the famous, fast hi-hats in trap music but when making a beat, when will it turn from a Hip-Hop beat to a trap-beat? Or are those two totally different?


Posted 2015-02-24T17:21:31.410

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Typically, a trap beat is defined as having a BPM of >= 140, with hi-hats at triple-time or faster. Past that it's fairly subjective.



Posted 2015-02-24T17:21:31.410

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Go to YouTube and search either "future type beat," "migos type beat", "21 savage type beat," and that will show you the "typical" trap beat

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Posted 2015-02-24T17:21:31.410

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