Monday, April 27, 2020
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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
A very short report about Gangsta Rap most prominent pionners, those who were arrested, shot at, and ultimately killed.
Often linked with the likes of the notorious Bloods and the Crips gangs - gangsta rap, which originated in Los Angeles in the 1980's, rose to become the most lucrative of the hip hop subgenres.
Thursday, April 16, 2020
Hip-Hop Evolution Of Gangsta Rap, Best Rap Songs Of Each Year, Most Popular Rap Songs Of 2019, Best Hip-Hop Songs 2019.
Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle. The genre evolved from hard rap into a distinct form, pioneered in the mid-1980s by rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T, and was popularized in the later part of the 1980s by groups like N.W.A. After the national attention that Ice-T and N.W.A attracted in the late 1980s and early 1990s, gangsta rap became the most commercially lucrative subgenre of hip hop. Many (if not most) gangsta rap artists openly boast of their associations with various active street gangs as part of their artistic image, with the Bloods and Crips being the most commonly represented. Gangsta rap parallels other indigenous gang and crime-oriented forms of music, such as the narcocorrido genre of northern Mexico.
Hip-hop has arguably been the best genre of music in the past two decades. As hip-hop maintains its title, a lot has changed about the genre, such as the lyrics. Hip-hop has two phases, old school and new school each of which give off a different vibe.
Old School “Hip-Hop” has music based prevalently on African American culture. Artists such as Tupac, Biggie Smalls, and Eazy-E often rap about the struggles of growing up in a racialized environment and the work they put in to get where they are today.
In popular songs such as “Changes” by Tupac and “Juicy” by Biggie Smalls, the artists explain how they went from “negative to positive” as Biggie put it.
Old school hip-hop is still popular today and is regarded as “classic” by many hip-hop fans.
“New school” hip-hop has different types of lyrics. Rappers from today’s generation sing typically about girls, money, and cars they have. Some even sing about how they do drugs, drink alcohol, and party which sets a bad example for some listeners. Some of these rappers today did not have it as hard as rappers back in the old days. Also Hip-hop artists now are racially diverse, so African American culture is not necessarily found in music today.
People who grew up listening to Tupac, Biggie, Eazy-E, and so on typically do not enjoy hip-hop in today’s era. Songs written when rap was introduced were lyrically better because rappers were able to tell a story using words that rhyme and flow.
Some songs are also more appealing to fans because they can relate to the struggles their favorite rappers faced.
People of this generation are used to listening to new school hip-hop which is the most played genre on the radio. These same fans reject old school Hip-Hop as a part of the music genre. There are even rappers who know nothing about the most influential Hip-Hop artists.
Growing up listening to Eminem has caused me to fall in love with him as an artist. He introduced me to Hip-Hop. But I noticed a change in the music industry. Artists wanted to be part of the mainstream industry and they had to change their music to fit into the mainstream category.
Because of new artists in hip-hop, many lessen known artists are rarely noticed. These artists are said to be “underground.” Underground rappers usually do not make it big because they have music related to the messages embodied by old school hip-hop artists would say.
Some people think old school Hip-Hop is better than new school Hip-Hop. And there are many people who prefer underground Hip-Hop to mainstream Hip-Hop. What do you think?
Source: Hip Hop Universe
Suge Knight – Mob Piru Bloods
Wacka Flocka Flame – Blood
DJ Quik – Compton Tree Top Piru Bloods
Hi C – Compton Tree Top Piru Bloods
Mausberg – Campanella Park Piru Bloods
Mack 10 – Queen St Inglewood Bloods
All Frum Tha I – Inglewood Bloods
Tha Relativez – Inglewood Family Bloods
The Roaddawgs – Inglewood Family Bloods
Tha Realest – Compton Piru Bloods
Top Dogg – Compton Piru Bloods
G.P. – Compton Piru Bloods
B-Real (Cypress Hill) – 89th Street Family Bloods
Sinister – 89th Street Family Bloods
Terror Twinz – Pacioma Piru Bloods
O.F.T.B. – Bounty Hunter Bloods
Nuttz – Skyline Piru Bloods
2nd II None – Elm Street Piru Bloods
Boo-Ya Tribe – West Side Piru Bloods (Carson Samoan Warriors)
Lil’ Hawk – Crenshaw Mafia Gangsta Blood
Big Wye – Crenshaw Mafia Gangsta Blood
Damu Ridaz – Denver Lane Bloods
Sen Dog (Cypress Hill) – Bloods
The Game – Cedar Block Bloods
Strange Music – Bloods
Lil Wayne – Bloods
Birdman – Bloods
Jay Rock – Bounty Hunter Bloods
Kendrick Lamar – Bloods (by association with his father)
Snoop Dogg – Rollin’ 20’s Crips
Goldie Loc – Rollin’ 20’s Crips
Warren G – Rollin’ 20’s Crips
Nate Dogg – Rollin’ 20’s Crips
The Dove Shack – Rollin’ 20’s Crips
Kurupt – Rollin’ 60’s Crips
CJ Mac – Rollin’ 60’s Crips
Kieta Rock – Rollin’ 60’s Crips
Tha Comradz – Rollin’ 60’s Crips
Daz Dillinger – 21st Street Crips
Lil’ C Style – 19th Street Crips
Tray Deee – Insane Crips
Battlecat – Insane Crips
Bad Azz – Insane Crips
Swoop G – Insane Crips
Slip Capone – LBC Crips
So Sentrelle – LBC Crips
Lil’ 1/2 Dead – LBC Crips
South Central Cartel – Hoover Crips
Ice-T – Hoover Crips
Coolio – Corner Pocket Crips
W.C. – 111 Neighborhood Crips
Eazy E – Kelly Park Compton Crips
MC Ren – Kelly Park Compton Crips
Tweedy Bird Loc – Kelly Park Compton Crips
C.P.O. – Kelly Park Compton Crips
B.G. Knocc Out – Nutty Blocc Compton Crips
Dresta – Nutty Blocc Compton Crips
Tone Loc – South Side Compton Crips
MC Eiht – Tragnew Park Compton Crips
Big Syke – Inglewood Imperial Village Crips
Jay-o Felony – NHC 47 Blocc Crips (San Diego)
Lil’ CS – East Dago Mob Crips (San Diego)
C-Bo – Garden Blocc 19th Street Crips (Sacramento)
New Breed Of Hustlas – P.J. Riverside Crips
Kokane – 357 Crips (Pomona)
Scarface – Atlantic Drive Crips
Richie Rich – Oakland Crips
Afroman – Palmdale Crips
Da Lench Mob – Crips
Watts Gangsters – Crips
Kausion – Crips
KAM – Crips
Xzibit – Crips
Above The Law – Crips
Young Jeezy – Crips
Glasses Malone – Crips
Schoolboy Q – Hoover Crips
After writing a post about KCLMNOP, the first ever Gangsta Rapper in Quebec, Canada. I've turned my attention to the current Gangsta Rap scene in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. And I can tell you that the Montreal's rap scene is alive and kicking with a lot of street cred and bragging rights.
Thanks to wikipedia in French, here is a list of the rappers of Montreal representing gangs. I will take a closer look at these rappers, keeping an open eyes to everything Red (Bloods) or Blue (Crips) in their music videos then leaving a their YouTube link on each rapper's name.
Is there's anything more edgy than being related to street gangs?!
- Enima: (Saint-Léonard) Blood
- VT: (Saint-Léonard) Blood
- JackBoy: (Rivière-des-Prairies) Blood
- Slycky: (Pointe-Saint-Charles) Blood
- JTReal: (Saint-Michel) Crip
- Kgoon: (Saint-Henri) Crip
- Young Dev: (Saint-Michel) Crip
- Lougarouz: (Parc-Extension) Crip
- Mody: (Pierrefonds) Crip
- AZ/AZ Persian: (Pierrefonds) Crip.
- Sadik: (Saint-Michel) Crip
- LK tha Goon: Blood.
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