Trap dancehall

Trap dancehall is a subgenre of dancehall that came to prominence in the mid-2010s. As its name suggests, trap dancehall is a style of dancehall that’s influenced by hip-hop trap music, specifically the drum patterns and lyrical content. While artists have been blending dancehall and hip-hop since the ’90s, the combination of dancehall and trap is a relatively new sound.

Notable trap dancehall artists include Skillibeng, Skeng, and Squash.

Discover the genre’s essential tracks with our Trap Dancehall playlist below.

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