Trap Houses or Crack Houses

What is a Trap House?Trap House Definition: According to the Urban Dictionary, the term traphouse was, “Originally used to describe a crack house in a shady neighborhood…

It’s basically a drug dealer’s (i.e., trap star or trap lord) place of business—or a form of a market whereby individuals sell, buy, and abuse drugs.

But why is it called a traphouse? Junkies or illegal drug users are typically driven by two main things – shelter and a constant supply of drugs. Trap houses meet both of these needs by offering a venue whereby users can kickback and buy drugs within an arm’s reach.

Think about it…why would someone who is surrounded by everything he/she needs at the moment want to leave? They are more-or-less “trapped” in the house. Even if they leave for whatever reason, they’ll just be drawn back to the convenience of the trap house.

The disturbing truth of the matter is that traphouses are deemed cool by teenagers and young adults. According to some research studies, some genres of rap music (i.e., trap music)—which glamorizes cocaine, crack, marijuana, and other illegal drugs as symbols of status or wealth—is partly responsible for this worrying trend.

Trap songs such as Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” have garnered over 690 million YouTube views – pointing to the mainstream direction of the genre. Some rappers such as 2 Chainz have even launched a traphouse-themed clothing store, art gallery, HIV testing center, and haunted house.

Such is the glamorization and widespread use of the phrase that it’s used casually. As highlighted by the Urban Dictionary, “the word has since been abused by high school students who like to pretend that they’re cool by drinking their mom’s beer together and saying they’re part of a “traphouse“.”

Has Your Child Been Visiting a Trap House (Or Dealing with Illegal Drugs)?

With the glamorization of trap music and the ongoing drug overdose epidemic, it’s only logical for parents to be concerned about their children’s wellbeing. Young people who believe trap houses are cool may try to be part of the subculture. Moreover, Trap houses and drug dealers’ knack for sucking kids into the drug networks only makes the matter more urgent.

According to an article by Annie Kelly from The Guardian, gangs have even taken to social media as a medium to coerce or recruit children as young as 11 years. Young people are radicalized and groomed on platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, and YouTube.

Social media posts of kids holding bundles of money in trap houses are geared towards glamorizing the lifestyle—and sucking in recruits in the process. It’s also worth noting that some of the tactics used to manipulate and blackmail the young people are cringe-worthy. Raids of trap houses often show teenagers living in inhumane conditions after being forced to cut and sell illegal drugs.

Inside A Crack House: US Drug Gangs Exposed (True Crime Documentary) | Real Stories In the summer of 2005, federal agents and police in Rockford, Illinois, captured over a thousand hours of surveillance footage inside a crack house. The gang smokes marijuana, plays with guns, and sells crack and heroin for six weeks, completely unaware that their every move is being recorded.

Customers come and go, unaware that their private lives are being revealed. This is an intimate portrait of a crack house’s rise and fall, as well as a drug-addled American urban culture. Interviews with gang members, their friends, and police disclose the unavoidable tragedy – and the occasional dark humour – of a reality that exists underneath the surface of any major

2 thoughts on “Trap Houses or Crack Houses

    1. The Immaculate Mother addresses the same in the Bayside Messages. She spoke of covens being setup to indoctrinate young people into Wiccan and drugs. Lord Jesus come quickly.


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