Twenty years later, niggas stuck in the same trap

from Murs – Whatup Tho Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

It has been relatively close to 20 years since gangsta/cocaine rap emerged in Hip-Hop and really took over the scene in popularity. 20 years later, gangsta/cocaine rap is still the most popular genre in rap. By saying that, “niggas are stuck in the same trap,” (trap is slang for a drug dealing location) could be meaning that Hip-Hop hasn’t evolved in 20 years.

In a more literal sense, Murs could be talking about how common it is for people to not make it out of the ghetto. A lot of them spend their young lives resorting to dealing to make money. 20 years later, they are still in the same spot, drug dealing for money.

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