Atlanta-based rapper, T.I. Image via Wikimedia Commons.
By Christopher Riley, contributor
Bankhead native Clifford Harris Jr.—better known as the rapper T.I.—is opening a pop-up museum dedicated to the Atlanta-bred rap subgenre trap at an as-yet-undisclosed location in West Atlanta starting this Sunday, Sept. 30.
The trap genre takes its name both from the colloquial term for a house known as a drug-dealing hotspot as well as from T.I.’s own 2003 album Trap Muzik—the record that contained the hit single and club anthem “Rubber Band Man.” The Trap Muzik Museum’s debut coincides with and celebrates the 15th anniversary of that album’s release, according to the museum’s official Instagram page (@trapmusicmuseum).
Along with T.I., fellow Atlanta-based acts such Gucci Mane, Future, Young Jeezy and Migos have helped to define and popularize the genre, and each of them make appearances on the museum’s aforementioned Instagram feed. Details regarding the exhibit have been kept largely secret in advance of the Sunday opening.
The pop-up will also feature an escape room with an “Escape the Trap” theme where teams of participants must investigate their surroundings to obtain clues that will enable them to return to the outside. The museum’s website suggests that guests use an on-site email form in order to RSVP for entry.
The press contact for the Trap Muzik Museum & Escape Room did not immediately return Atlanta Loop’s request for additional information on the location of the museum or specifics of the exhibit’s contents.
Visit the museum’s official website to RSVP. The cost of entry for the escape room is $30 per person. The website does not make any reference to any admission charge for entry to the museum area itself.