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Producers of Trap Instrumentals

D.J. Toomp, Shawty Redd, Zaytoven, Drumma Boy, Lex Luger, Mike Will Made It, and Metro Boomin are the Kings of Trap Instrumentals. These producers are the current and former kings of trap beats. For nearly two decades these beat makers have been showing everyone how to make rap beats. In order to sell beats online you will have to adapt your style to sound like these guys. The music producers mentioned here account for hundreds of hit records over this period of time. If your planning on producing trap instrumentals take time to learn the names of these producers. Take time and study the styles of production that these men bring to the table.

D.J. Toomp

Toomp was the driving force behind T.I. when Tip came out with I’m Serious and Trap Muzik. T.I. was the first artist to start rapping specifically about the trap, and Toomp was the producer behind that sound. D.J. Toomp was producing beats years before T.I., but his work with Tip put him in trap star status. Afterwards, Toomp started working with Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Slim Thug, T Pain, Rick Ross, Boyz n da Hood, Nas, Jay-Z, and many more. D.J. Toomp has a unique production style that allows him to create various types of beats. He is not only a trap beat originator, but a crossover producer that can produce multi-genre beats. Every producer in this article can give thanks to Toomp for the inspiration he provided them with the trap sound.

DJ Toomp Trap Instrumentals Blog

Shawty Redd

Shawty Redd is best known for his work with Young Jeezy. Redd was the main contributor on Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 101 album. Anyone who knows about trap music knows that Thug Motivation 101 is a classic trap album. Although T.I. coined the term Trap Muzik, Jeezy was the artist that took the trap sound to the next level. Shawty Redd was the sound behind the music of Young Jeezy. Shawty Redd’s production is so raw and gritty you can literally feel the trap from his beats.

Credits:

After working with Jeezy, Redd went on to work with Gucci Mane, Pastor Troy, Hurricane Chris, Yo Gotti, and Ricky Rosay.

Shawty Redd Trap Instrumentals Blog

Zaytoven

Zaytoven is considered by many to be the current king of trap instrumentals. Zay is a true musician. He plays his melodies live with keyboards, and doesn’t use quanitization. Zaytoven uses a M.P.C. to lay down his drum tracks, and again without quanitization. Zaytoven not only produces trap music, he also plays piano and organ for his church. Zay’s musical ability allows him to produce for any type of artist. Zaytoven received a Grammy Award for his work with Usher, but the biggest percentage of his beats are for trap artists.

Credits:

Zay has worked with Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy, 21 Savage, Wiz Khalifa, Migos, and Future just to name a few. Today, you can’t turn on a hip hop station without hearing a Zaytoven trap beat.

Zaytoven Trap Instrumentals Blog

Drumma Boy

Drumma Boy is another producer that has a certified trap sound. He was born in Tennessee and comes from a line of musicians. Drumma Boy has been trained in classical music. His trap instrumentals bring horns, punchy drums, and quaking bass lines. Drumma has a signature riser effect that has been used by nearly every up and coming trap producer on the internet. He has a specific style that is immediately recognized when heard. Drumma Boy has worked with countless industry artists.

Credits:

His producer credits include Yo Gotti, Haystack, Gangsta Boo, Boyz n da Hood, M.J.G. and Eight Ball, Plies, Rocko, T.I., Jeezy, Ace Hood, and countless others. Now, towards the latter part of his career, he is even returning to his rapping skills.

Drumma Boy Trap Instrumentals Blog

Lex Luger

Lex Luger got his start producing trap instrumentals when he first worked with Waka Flocka Flame. He was born in Virginia, but works out of Atlanta. He was formerly known as well for working with 808 Mafia. Rumor has it that he and Southside have been in talks to do some co-producing again soon. Luger first became known for a beat he did for Waka Flocka called Hard in da Paint. His blow up and most famous beat was a track he did for Rick Ross called B.M.F., or (Blowin Money Fast). Lex (like Drumma Boy), also has a signature riser effect he uses in his trap instrumentals. Many up and coming producers jack his effects and style too.

Credits:

After his success with these two instrumentals he went on to work with Kanye West, Jay-Z, Ace Hood, Snoop Dog, Sean Garrett, Wale, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, and others.

Lex Luger Trap Instrumentals Blog

Mike Will Made It

Mike Will was born and raised in Georgia. He also comes from a family of talented musicians. Mike has been into hip hop and trap instrumentals since he was a teenager. He would replay popular melodies that he heard on the radio and his friends would freestyle to them. Mike Will got his industry start when he produced trap instrumentals for Gucci Mane. His first major hit came when he produced “Bands Will Make Her Dance” for Juicy J. He then went on to make “Tupac’s Back” for Rick Ross. Mike Will’s biggest billboard success has come from working with Future, Drake, and Ray Sremmurd.  He not only produces trap instrumentals, but he has the cross over ability to create beats for other genres of music.

Credits:

Mike Will Made It has production credits with Rick Ross, Future, Juicy J, Jeezy, Kanye West, 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Drake, Miley Cyrus, Ray Sremmurd, and many more.

Mike Will Made It Trap Instrumentals Blog

Metro Boomin

Young Metro is arguably the hottest trap beat producer in the rap game. Metro came on the scene in 2010, and since his insertion into the game he hasn’t slowed down. Turn on the radio and you will hear a Metro hit within a few minutes. His trap instrumentals are sought out by every artist in the industry. Metro (like Lex Luger) makes his beats on software programs like Fl Studio and Pro Tools. There have been numerous trap drum kits created in the style of Metro Boomin. His popularity as a trap instrumental producer is so noticeable that thousands of you tube producers are trying to copy his style. Young Metro has worked with Lil Wayne, Future, Kanye West, Drake, 2 Chainz, The Weekend, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Migos, Kodak Black, and countless others. He has so many songs on the billboard charts you couldn’t name them all.

Metro Boomin Trap Instrumentals Blog

Final Thoughts on Trap Instrumentals

The Rap Industry assumed a few years ago that trap beats would fade away. The Music insiders were sadly mistaken. The Kings of Trap Instrumentals mentioned in this article have influenced the game in a major way. Not only have these guys started this wave, but they are continuing to develop the new sound of trap instrumentals coming out. Every producer that is trying to enter in to this genre of music needs to pay attention to these producers. Trap Instrumentals are not going away, and with the help of these Trap Beat Kings we have more hits to look forward to.

Additional Sources for Trap Instrumental Information:

Game Changer Beats
Trap Beats Origin Blog Post
Type Beats Trend Blog Post

Type Beats Trend by Game Changer Beats

 Type Beats Trend

Type Beats Popularity 

The Type Beats Trend came around many years ago. This trend was started on Sound Click, and it is still going strong on YouTube. Producers and Beat Makers title their beats, ” (Insert Hottest Rapper Here) Type Beat ” and they use this technique to promote and market their instrumentals. This trend has been thriving for years and it hasn’t lost any momentum. If anything, this technique is building in popularity as time goes on. Up and coming rap artist can just plug in “(Their Favorite Rapper) Type Beat“, and find a plethora of options to choose from.

Pros and Cons

Pros of using this type beats template are undeniable. Producers receive increased exposure when they label their beats with this technique. You receive higher YouTube rankings when the right keyword is used for this style. Sales are achieved by using this method because it is the most searched type of beat.

Cons of this trend would be: getting called a band wagon rider, being labeled a copy cat, thought of as unoriginal, or just being called a follower. This is a decision that the producer would have to weigh out, but in the long run the money and notoriety gained from the trend will probably out weigh the cons.

Popular Type Beats

The Migos, Future21 Savage, Drake, and Young Thug Type Beats are currently the most searched. There are over 100,000 Future Type Beats out right now. These rapper beats are dominating YouTube searches.  Of course, Trap and Rap Type Beats have been, and will continue to be popular. Trap beats are not tied to a specific artist, therefore they stay in fashion. Even when the ” (Insert Hottest Rapper) Type Beats ” go out of fashion, these will still be trending. 

Drake Picture Type Beats Trend

Future Picture Type Beats Trend

Travis Scott Picture Type Beats Trend

Conclusion

Whether or not you create type beats is up to you. However, this trend doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. So, You can make the choice to hop on the train, or stay in your lane. The facts are undeniable as to where the money and exposure are going to. A producer can continue to do their own style for as long as they want to. On the other hand, they can try this method and see if it works.

Final Thoughts

Proven results come from using the type beats method. The choice is ultimately up to the individual, and there are pros and cons for each decision. Do you care about getting a lot of views and plays? Is your focus solely on staying original, and just doing what is true to your style? Do you just do this music for fun/hobby? Is making money your goal? Do you really care what people think about you? Finally, make sure that you choose wisely or miss out on doing what makes you happy. Game Changer Beats wrote this blog article.

Additional Resources:

Trap Beats Origin by Game Changer Beats

Kings of Trap Instrumentals by Game Changer Beats

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Trap Beats Origin by Game Changer Beats

Origin of Trap Beats

Welcome to the Trap

Music evolves with every passing decade and transforms into something almost unrecognizable in comparison to the music of the past. New trends come forth bringing with them immense possibilities that lay grounds for the emergence of entirely new genres. In the last decade Trap Beats have emerged as the new prototype of beats. Many Hip Hop and Rap producers have adapted their styles to start making these trap type beats.

Remaining true to its place of origin, trap beats are a growing hip hop sub genre. In the trap genre artists reference the thug life in certain downtrodden cities. Rappers pay homage to the trails and tribulations of the ghetto lifestyle they live in or grew up in. Trap beats are a mixture of instruments that include 808 drum kits, synthesizers, orchestra hits, and most importantly the 808 bass.

The theme of trap music is about street life, reminiscing of drug dealing and making money in the trap. Pioneers of trap music such as T.I.Gucci Mane, and Young Jeezy are some of the familiar artist who started this trend. Likewise, the producers who are know for spearheading this style of beats are Shawty Redd, D.J. Toomp, and Zaytoven.

T.I. Picture on Trap Beats Origin

Gucci Mane Picture Trap Beats Blog

Young Jeezy Picture Trap Beats Blog

The State of Current Trap Beats

Having carved its niche in the past decade, the youth are fixated on these trap type beats. Every producer, whether emerging or otherwise are now creating these types of beats with dark melodies with deep undertones. Rappers are writing lyrics with dark subject matters to go with the dark melodies of these trap beats. Mumble Rappers like Future, Migos, and Young Thug are the new wave of artists contributing to the modern trap sound.

Future Picture Trap Beats Blog

Migos Picture Trap Beats Blog

Young Thug Picture Trap Beats Blog

Recently, producers have started blending in electronic dance music a.k.a. E.D.M. to the trap beats. This new blend of trap has lit a wave of interest in the new generation of trap music lovers. With attention being garnered from producers and patrons alike this new school of trap is creating its own niche. Although, these new trap beats are quite different from the former trap music. The new trap beats are a mixture of other genres that make the beats hypnotic and addictive to listen to. There is no telling where this new trap sound is going, and what it will evolve into next.

Show Me the Money

There is a multitude of profit associated with this industry as it is quite popular these days among the public. As more beat selling websites go up, more people are made aware of this trend. More money is being invested in this trend to keep it steady and growing. Using miscellaneous platforms, hype is being generated and many of the artists are using these to promote their art. YouTube is widely used to broadcast and market a newly released trap beat. Within minutes the views ratchet up to thousands, especially with the more popular producers. One simply has to enter the phrase ‘trap type beats’, or “trap beats“, and numerous hits are returned to choose from.

Beat Stars for Trap Beats

Similarly, producers are now selling their beats through a variety of websites. Beat Stars is one such website, well-known as a social music marketplace meant for producers and musicians alike. Rappers can publicize their content, collaborate with like minded producers, and divide the profits among all involved. It is a clean method for songwriters to distribute their beats, especially for new artists trying to carve their way into the industry.

Other Platforms for Trap Beats

Other beat hosting portals include Sound Click, which allows both signed and unsigned bands to release their music. Sound Click also makes these beats downloadable to the users. Sound Cloud is another popular choice, not only for musicians but also for the audience. Members learn about new beats from their favorite artists, and free browsing of the beats. These websites are an open source to look up any Jeezy, T.I., Gucci Mane, Future, or Migos type beats. Anyone can look up trap type beats on all these platforms.

Conclusion

Many hip hop and rap industry insiders have said that this trend of trap music would die off. This style of trap beats has been going for nearly two decades, and it is still growing and evolving. Even on the East Coast where the style has predominately been hip hop since it started, the trap beats trend has grabbed their attention too. This style of beats doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. Haters of this form of music should pay attention to its popularity and make their own niche in  this genre. Game Changer Beats wrote this blog article.

Additional Resources:

Type Beats Trend by Game Changer Beats

Kings of Trap Instrumentals by Game Changer Beats

Game Changer Beats Website Homepage