We know where Jay-Z is from. Same with Kanye and Snoop. But from Virginia to Texas, Maryland to Minnesota, cities around the country have been breeding hip-hop stars for years, but fail to get the recognition of the hip-hop meccas, leaving them in the category of underrated.
Over Memorial Day weekend Chance The Rapper started the #SaveChicago campaign to curb violence in the "Windy City." With more meaningful new artists coming from that region than ever before, can there be a unified movement for peace in the streets of "Chiraq?"
HotNewHipHop delves into a common hip-hop debate: writing down lyrics versus not writing them down before hitting the booth to record. Some of the greatest MCs of our time, including Jay Z, Kanye West and the late Notorious B.I.G are advocates of the latter. While other greats, like Tech N9ne and Eminem, champion the former method.