In a recent episode of Sound Field, PBS looks at Three 6 Mafia. They go on to ask the question.. “Are Three 6 Mafia the Godfathers of Modern Rap?”
Three 6 Mafia are a Memphis based group that created the building blocks for the trap sound. Though trap music came from Atlanta, the sound originates from other earlier down south hip-hop genres like crunk, miami bass, bounce, and chopped & screwed.
Nahre and LA explore how Three 6 Mafia’s sound influences modern rap music and later make their own crunk inspired beat. Watch the full episode below: