Past and Present is Tavik’s way of paying homage to the musicians that may have been forgotten, but continue to inspire us today. In each installment we take music from earlier generations and compare it to the songs they influence today.
Hip hop has seen an array of sub genres, one of the most notable being trap. Born in the south, trap can be characterized by its lyrical content, instrumentation, and the iconic rolling hi-hat, only recently finding more commercial success. Listen to Three 6 Mafia’s “Ridin In Da Chevy” (1995), as well trap inspired pop in Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” (2014) with Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J.