T.I. has never been bashful about his standing in Southern rap. In a new interview with Power 105.1's Angie Martinez, Tip says that he's the originator of trap music.
While speaking on his upcoming album, the Atlanta rapper said he wanted to bring back the sound of his early days when he released his 2003 album Trap Muzik. "We're just gonna make sure we give everybody the best Tip album we can give them," he said. "I'm going for Trap Muzik on this, 'cause a lot of people don't really know that I created trap music, like I got that old."
When Martinez asked T.I. to delve deeper into his claim, he responded, "There was no such thing as trap music prior to me. No such thing. It didn't exist. It was OutKast and crunk. That's what it was. We had Organized Noize and crunk."
His sophomore album Trap Muzik spawned several notable hits, including "24's," "Be Easy," and "Rubberband Man."
Watch his interview below.