Trap music is one of the more recent offshoot genres from hip hop but it has grown to be one of the biggest. The style combines traditional elements of hip hop music with electronic dance music influences. Trap originated in the 90s and was centred in the Southern region of America. It wasn’t until the 2000s however, when trap really took off, encouraged by the influence of electronic dance music. A number of artists focused songs around beats that were increasingly similar to that you might find in house or trance music. Rappers such as Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne were also producing crossover hits that helped propel the genre to popularity. Shawty Redd and Drumma Boy were particularly influential on the development of the genre during this period.