The Atlanta Trap Music Museum has recently announced it will honour the ‘Mask Off’ rapper Future with the ‘Trapper Of The Year’ award this summer. Founded by the iconic Southern artist T.I., the organisation officially announced the news on Tuesday, May 30th.
The ceremony will include music from DJ Major Key and will see the institution’s founder gift Future (real name Nayvadius Cash) a custom diamond-encrusted ring designed by Ice Box Jewellery.
As well as the official ceremony, the museum will house an entire art exhibit dedicated to Cash. The establishment’s founder, T.I. (real name Clifford Harris), opened the museum to mark the 15-year anniversary of his 2003 project Trap Musik and has been dedicated to honouring and shining a light on artists from the south since its inception.
Last year, the institution marked Memphis emcee Moneybagg Yo as the ‘Trapper of the Year’. To announce this celebration, the museum posted a promotional video with a caption reading, “Join the celebration as Future takes the crown…2022 Trapper of the Year! Stay tuned for the grand unveiling of his captivating new exhibit.”
The museum chose Future due to his remarkable 2022 achievements. His ninth studio album, I Never Liked You, was received exceptionally well by critics. Furthermore, he won several awards for his track ‘Wait For U’ featuring Drake and Terms, including a Grammy and a ‘Song of the Year’ award from XXL.
Future has also been giving back a lot to his community and hometown of Atlanta. According to reports, inequity concerning the quality of school education in Atlanta compared to other regions of the US means the city’s students are less likely to have careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
To address this educational inequality, Future has taken action by establishing the ‘I Am A Dreamer’ STEM Lab at a school in Atlanta which encourages students to participate in extra-curricular STEM-based research. Future is undoubtedly deserving of this prize.
You can see the museum’s promotional video below.