Modern Trap Music or Today’s Hair Metal

Mario Gates
8 min readJan 31, 2020

photo by Moses Vega on unsplash

It’s been over 2 years since Chuck Berry’s Death and Hip-Hop Usurping Rock Music’s popularity on the the Billboard Charts. The music landscape today seems vastly different compared to 30 years ago when Rock was king and Hip-Hop was still in it’s infancy. During my time working as a server at Orochon Ramen in Little Tokyo, I would routinely clean up the outside…

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Mario Gates

Musician, Filmmaker, Cultural Historian, utilizes his knowledge and study of culture writing papers that explore diverse examples of how art reacts to zeitgeist