Ryan, this is an awesome article. You did a great job of comparing the two viewpoints of whether or not trap music and its artists are the real deal. You seem very interested in this genre, so I would highly recommend you watch the youtube series “Noisey Atlanta”. The series depicts the growth of trap music in Atlanta and has a lot of interesting interviews with the likes of: Migos, 2 Chainz, and many others. Anyway, I also think that the genre is a true depiction of the life these people live every day.