Rap music, specifically its lyrics, have been given numerous labels, but not necessarily the positive labels bestowed upon other forms of creative expression. No matter the divisiveness or repulsion, other forms and disciplines are usually accepted whole. Here, we explore some of the reasoning behind the subtle, and overt, rejections of rap lyrics as true art form.
Reality television has become wildly popular in the last decade. It almost seems like the majority of programming on television nowadays. Here's a list of some of the rappers who have been featured on reality shows and the drama in their lives they've let audiences in on.
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.