Hip Hop, more than any other genre in history, has very distinct regional styles and today we'll look at how rappers are, or are not, using those influences in their music, and where they do get inspiration if not from a zip code.
Tattoos have become a pretty popular trend among adolescents and adults in today’s culture, especially within the rap and hip-hop community. However, not everyone is capable of picking an aesthetically pleasing tattoo.
A divide is growing in hip-hop between genre traditionalists and the artists many of them call "weirdo rappers." In this editorial, we examine the various differences between the two camps, and explain why they're both vital to the future of hip-hop.
You’ve seen Christian rapper headlines in increasing numbers over the past five years, and much more so in the past 12 months. Turns out Christian Hip-Hop has a large enough fan base to land rappers on the Billboard charts next to Rick Ross, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar.
Rap is filled with a lot of MCs. No question. But what separates one rapper from the next? An artist's hometown is about as blurred as his flow and look compared to other like-minded entertainers. With the Internet and blogging, it's even harder to find an MC that's truly a product of where he represents. While we're growing to accept that sound does not need to be regional anymore, how have MCs evolved with the influx of independent labels, the blogosphere, and other elements of the millennial generation?