Noisey takes a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to take an inside look at the origins of trap music and what life in the trap is like.
The episode begins with Curtis Snow, from the widely enjoyed reality/drama film ‘Snow On Tha Bluff.” From someone who has watched the film twice (conveniently available on Netflix) I highly recommend it as a eye-opening and crazy inside look into complexities of trap life in “Tha Bluff.” We see everything from how the dope is cooked, sold, the local drug wars, and shootings involved. On the other hand, we also see the importance of family, friendship, and loyalty to someone like Curtis Snow.
In Part 1 of Noisey Atlanta , Curtis Snow explains both the definition of “The Trap” and the process of cooking dope to Noisey correspondent Thomas Morton.
“The trap is one way in and one way out. You can’t have a trap without the studio or without the dope.”
So no need to wonder about what “The Trap” truly means due to the fact that it’s definition is rather extremely literal. Once you are in it, you are often times stuck in it and bound to the interconnectedness of trap life, music and drugs.
He also breaks down possibly the most simplified version of cooking dope that I have ever heard:
“You keep stretchin’ it with a fork and eventually it turns into dope.”
Next we are introduced to B.M.F., the Black Mafia Family a Detroit based drug ring that expanded to Atlanta and enjoyed a lot of financial success until they we’re busted by the DEA in 2010. When Bleu Davinci, B.M.F.’s main rapper mentions Big Meech and Thomas Morton asks “Who’s Big Meech”… there must have been about 10 minutes of silence along with Bleu Davinci’s jaw hitting the floor.
Big Meech was one of B.M.F’s founding brothers, if not for him the Black Mafia Family would have never took off like it did.
Noisey Atlanta is a ten-part series of trap houses, neighborhoods, and culture that have allowed the Atlanta rap scene to flourish to what it has come to be.
The ten-part series will include appearances from 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Young Thug, Jeezy, iLoveMakonnen, Mike Will Made-It (Miley Cyrus), Metro Boomin and 808 Mafia. It will be released weekly and comes on the heels of Noisey Chiraq.