Inspired by Atlanta's booming trap music museum, the Lil Trap House exhibition arrived in Los Angeles on July 12th. The pop-up paid tribute to some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Gucci Mane, YG and Pusha T. It also included a heartwarming homage to the late Nipsey Hussle.
Trap Music Museum founder T.I. Karen Civil, media officer, hosted the launch ceremony, which took place in the Delicious Pizza space at Sunset Blvd. in West Hollywood. The participants were able to visit the newly created space, which began in the grandmother's living room, where a real trapping house was born: pistols, drugs and money on the coffee table illustrating the proverbial tumult.
Gucci Mane's Lil Trap Kitchen gave life to his lyrics, illustrating what a trap house looked like at the time. From scales to Pyrex measuring cups on top of the stove to Atlanta's famous fast-food chain, J. R. Crickets, left cold on the counter, it shows how much the rapper has progressed in his career.
The interactive exhibition of Pusha T featured the cover of his debut album "My Name Is My Name", which appeared directly in front of Migos' Nawf, to replicate their growing neighborhood. Other notable pieces include a reproduction of Future's "Dirty Sprite 2" cover, Young Jeezy's "Brick Wall", and of course the trap godfather, the installation of T.I's Rubbermand Man entirely composed of elastic.
While it serves as glory to the culture of the trap that emerged from Atlanta, Lil Trap House also paid tribute to two of the hottest rap women right now: Nicki Minaj and Cardi B., it was nice to to see them share a throne in peace.
Finally, guests attended a West Coast tribute, starring YG and the late Nipsey Hussle, bringing together gang culture in the City of Angels, as well as the rapper's vital mission before it was Taken insensibly in front of his Marathon clothing store.
Kareem "Biggs" Burke, Domani Harris, son of T.I., Shiggy Show and Jasmine Brown, were also present. All the guests were endowed with free pizza and merch. The exhibition will remain open to the public until July.