Farley Jackmaster Funk Talks About His Involvement With Trap Music.

If you are familiar with the Chicago House Music scene, you know the name Farley Jackmaster Funk. And you know at least some of what he’s accomplished in that space. Hits like Love Can’t Turn Around kept us dancing at all the parties in the late 80s and early 90s.
But what you probably don’t know is that Farley has a semi-secret influence in the trap music space. Who knew??

What is Trap Music?

Trap is a style of popular music that developed in the late 1990s to early 2000s from Southern hip-hop in the United States.[1][2] It is typified by double or triple-time sub-divided hi-hats,[3] heavy kick drums from the Roland TR-808 drum machine, layered synthesizers and an overall dark, ominous or bleak atmosphere.[4][5] The term “trap” referred to places where drug deals take place. In the 2010s, artists crossbred trap with dubstep to create trap EDM. (Wikipedia) 
According to Farley, he got involved when “Uncle Luke” aka Luther Campbell asked him to create remixes of some hits for 2 Live Crew. You know the group. And you’ve probably shaken a few body parts to their music. 🙂 After finding out about this, and his involvement in upcoming trap concerts in Atlanta, I asked Farley to answer a few questions about his connection to trap music. And of course, I threw in a couple about house music. 🙂

What would you consider the start of Trap music?

(A) The term originated in Atlanta, Georgia, where rappers Cool Breeze, Dungeon Family, Outkast, Goodie Mob, and Ghetto Mafia were some of the first to use the term in their music In 1992.


How did you know that you wanted to be involved in the Trap music movement?

I’ve always been a bass freak since the Miami Bass Days and that led Uncle Luke to me to ask me to remix some of his music for 2 Live Crew.

You are the main influencer for so many artists who have decided to become house or trap DJs and producers. But, who most influenced your career?

It was the music I heard as a kid. Listening to the radio and hearing beats from Rick James To Melly Mel. Those songs stuck in my head and influenced some of my beats.

Where would you like to see trap music go from here?

Well, it’s already happening! You now hear Trap music fragmenting into house with trap bass & trap house. People love it. It’s the future.

What is your favorite Trap song that you have produced?

For the love of trap

What advice would you have for aspiring DJs/producers that want to get into trap music?

Simply be creative and stick to your guns about what you what to add to a music that has already blown up.

Why did you pick Atlanta to do these concerts instead of Chicago

Because just like house music resonates with Chicago, trap music resonates with the natives of the great city of Atlanta.

What is your message for those who wonder about the Trap Museum and Hall Of Fame concerts?

To Let The People Know of the ATL that this music will never die and will have a home in History forever. And the men and women who bleed Trap Music will be able to tell & show the generations to come how their music shocked the world. Come to the concert to see The Trap Music Museum and Hall Of Fame presents Lil Shoot to the Dome Featuring Charles Poindexter in concert.


Check out trapmusicmuseumandhalloffame.com for more information!

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