Blogger Tami Reed, TalkingwithTami.com, attended T.I.'s 'Dime Trap' Album Release Party at The Trap Museum in Atlanta on Thursday.
The Trap Museum tells the history of trap music in the Dirty South beginning in the early 1990s and evolving through the 2000s.
The museum displays include a recreation of the living room from the movie ATL, including the trappings of the drug trade laid out on the coffee table in the living room. There is a scale to weigh the cocaine; jars filled with product (marijuana) and a handgun in case uninvited guests drop by.
There is cash stuffed in the ice box, and the sofa and chairs covered in plastic lend realism to the scene!
The Trap Museum even has a convenience store where visitors can buy real food, Ramen noodles and penny candy!
Check out Tami's recap below:
"Last night I was invited out by Epic Records to attend Rapper T.I.’s private listening party for his new album, Dime Trap. This is T.I.’s tenth studio album, it is out now, you can grab it here! The event was held at the Trap Music Museum and I was intrigued to see this place since I had heard so much about it! We arrived to hundreds of people waiting to get inside and the crowd was insane! Cameras were rolling and I’m sure that they were filming for the new season of T.I.’s hit reality tv show, The Family Hustle. The red carpet was packed with rappers, local celebs and more. There was also a live orchestra with a conductor playing hip hop tunes that greeted you as you made your way inside. The energy was electrifying."
"Then you made your way through another door where there was a replica of a “trap house”. A trap house is a place in the inner city where drug dealers make and distribute narcotics and whatever else. Lots of things happen in a trap house. Not that I have ever been in one but I have heard stories. In the room was a dirty old couch with plastic on it, drug paraphernalia and guns scattered throughout on a table. This room reminded me of the house from the movie, ATL."
"About thirty minutes into the listening party, T.I. walked right by me and said hello. I was in shock because most rappers are legendary for being late to these type of events lol. T.I. was on time, lawd that says a lot about this character and professionalism. We snapped a quick selfie and he went right on stage to welcome the crowd. He then started to play tracks from his new music. The crowd stood and listened, some danced and others bopped their heads. I liked many of the songs but it was hard to hear with so much going on. I would like to thank Epic Records for the personal invite out, I truly enjoyed myself and seeing so many familiar faces in the mix! Enjoy the snaps…xoxo"
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