Curtis Mayfield: 1st Black Man to Perform Trap Music

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, & record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul & politically conscious African-American music.

Curtis Mayfield is also credited with being the very first musician to perform trap music with his song “Pusherman”.

I’m your mama, I’m your daddy
I’m that nigga in the alley
I’m your doctor, when in need
Want some coke, have some weed
You know me, I’m your friend
Your main boy, thick and thin
I’m your pusherman…

Pusherman — Curtis Mayfield

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