Khujo Goodie of Goodie Mob Says André 3000 was the First Artist to Say "Trappin" On a Song
The founding Dungeon Family member joined DJ Vlad for an interview.
The Atlanta rap collective known as the Dungeon Family has given the rap game more than a few memorable terms. In the mid-’90s, member Cool Breeze coined the phrase “Dirty South.” Many believe his debut album, East Point’s Greatest Hit was the first example of modern trap music. (Watch the full interview with DJ Vlad above for more context.)
According to Khujo Goodie of Goodie Mob, OutKast’s Southernplayalisticcadillacmuzik album features the first on-wax use of the term ‘trapping.’
“The word ‘trapping’ was given to me from the streets,” he said. “It wasn’t nothing that I made up, sat up and came up with. It was already made up in the streets — that’s what they were going to call what we were doing at the time. Plus, [André 3000] was the first one to say ‘trap’ anyway on ‘Playa’s Ball.’ As far as equating it with selling contraband to your own people in a broken-down house, I think it came after Southernplayalistic.”
Khujo didn’t seem pressed to stake a claim over the term. In fact, he seemed a bit remorseful.
“That’s not something that I’ll throw a flag up [over],” he said. “Because hindsight is 20-20, that’s not really some shit that I’d be big-upping right now.” Check out the entire interview with Khujo above.