There are a lot of ways to define trap, so I’ll try and keep it simple. All modern rap… is technically trap. Even though mainstream is still considered “hip hop” technically hip hop has a bpm consistently around 90… more of your old school boom bap rap. Trap is a sub genre of hip hop that is basically just a higher bpm. Typically, a trap beat is defined as having a BPM around 145, with hi-hats at a double or triple-time or faster. Any mainstream “rap” you hear on the radio is trap. It’s the more modern sub genre of hip hop. What you hear around here… in the auxy community are trap beats, that haven’t been able to reach vocals.
To answer some of your questions… it’s basically clout. Being able to create a “trap beat” is one thing but to creat a beat that is substantial on its own without vocals? Something that catches enough attention as something in the EDM world? That’s… when your “beat” turns into a real “track”. That’s when you can prove yourself as a producer.
It’s not hard at all to put lyrics onto a beat… it’s not that hard to do in Auxy either just it… takes… Time… And most of the passive hobbyists here are just… here to have fun (myself included). We don’t necessarily want to go into the time, effort, or funds to get a decent vocalist. You could attempt to record yourself but that’s always a pain because not many of us here have or have access to a proper recording studio… or even a reliable mic. (I’m not just talking about earbud mics or some nice desk gaming mic… a true recording mic costs a pretty penny. So I could imagine that’s another reason why there aren’t that many lyrics on top of beats currently.
Another issue lies with Auxy… sure you CAN put lyrics into Auxy but then again you are limited to 20 seconds per sample… so one would have to go into the hassle of properly trimming each vocal loop into the appropriate sizes… which then again takes time and skill.
One last thing I might point out is… just putting together a “trap beat” is… honestly fairly simple. Repetitive drum pattern, simple 808 or Reese bass melody… then your choice of simple chords, melody… or both. So for some people, they might just choose to stick with simple tracks they can make often to keep their activity high… and hope a few of their tracks are a “hit”.
So yeah… sorry for all this but I hope it clarifies a few things