Rapper and actor T.I. is bringing his "Lil' Trap House" Museum to Overtown.
The exhibition opened on Martin Luther King weekend and will run for several months.
Our Kirk Gimenez spoke with Krystal Garner, general manager, to learn more about this temporary and fun exhibit.
To learn more, read on.
- Trap Music Museum is a celebration of trap culture.
- Trap Music is a sub-genre of music that made waves in the music industry in the early '20s and has since transcended world wide.
- Those in and around the Miami area can check out “Lil' Trap House,” a pop-up version of the Atlanta museum with a Miami twist, located in the Overtown district.
- The activation will be an interactive miniature experience of the Atlanta hot spot for those in the Overtown District and incorporate the local black-owned businesses.
- Overtown was once preeminent and was the historic center for commerce in the black community in Miami and South Florida.
- It is the second-oldest continuously inhabited neighborhood of the Miami area after Coconut Grove.
- Overtown was home to one of the first black millionaires in the south, D. A. Dorsey (who once owned Fisher Island).
- Lil' Trap House’s mission is to focus on the economic growth and impact of Overtown, Miami.
- Lil' Trap House exhibits will pay homage to fellow Miami artists and rappers such as Uncle Luke, Trina, Trick Daddy, DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, and City Girls for their contributions to the trap music culture along with up and coming Florida trap music artist.