T.I. has opened a temporary museum to celebrate trap music and the 15th anniversary of his sophomore album, “Trap Muzik.”
Among the art that is available for eager eyes to see, are paintings, photographs and exhibits that serve as an ode to Tip himself along with other hometown rappers like Migos, 2 Chainz and Gucci Mane along with other non-local rappers like Rick Ross, Pusha T and Meek Mill.
T.I.’s exhibit is a recreated model of his closet in his local home, which was stocked with before it was raided by ATF agents in 2007, leading to his arrest.
T.I., who was joined by his family including wife Tiny Harris, daughter Deyjah Harris and stepdaughter Zonnique Pullins at the preview event Saturday, Sept. 29, curated the museum. He had help from D.L. Warfield, who formerly worked for LaFace Records as a creative director, Larry “Nuface” Compton, who is a hip-hop cultural collector, and Maurice Garland, a
journalist and co-host of Day 1 Radio.
The Atlanta-based creatives have developed an art gallery that includes interactive exhibits that show off realistic scenes symbolizing the lifestyle that goes along with the real-life-based lyrics and sounds of trap music, which has its origins in Atlanta.
“This for US!!! All US!!! All contributors to the culture of Trap Muzik!!!” Tip explained on Instagram Sept. 20 in a teaser for the display. “No matter who you are or how you’ve contributed…Consider this just as much yours as it is anybody’s. This is your HOME just like it’s mines…Regardless of our personal differences or discrepancies. It is what it is… Trap Muzik wouldn’t be SHIT without ALL OF US!!! So it’s all of our 15th anniversary!!! I made it a album… but WE MADE IT A GENRE!!!! This is a celebration of ALL OF OUR CONTRIBUTIONS to the CULTURE WE CALL TRAP MUZIK!!!! Coming Soon…”