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.
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.
The history of rap/hip-hop and rock collaborations goes way back to Run DMC's "Walk This Way" featuring Aerosmith released in 1986. Artists from these two music genres have come together over the years to create some pretty killer tracks. However, while some of these team efforts seemed like a good idea, not all of them produced stellar results.
The country and rap worlds have been colliding over the past decades with artists from both genres interested in collaboration. Just like any experimentation, it can result in a mess or may produce a desirable outcome. The question is, have these collaborations produced any worthy tracks or have they all been failed attempts?