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What Happened to Gangsta Rap?

Gangsta Rap was the talk of the town in the early 90’s for many folks. Artist like Snoop Dogg, Dre. Dre, Ice Cube, Ice T, 2pac, the group N.W.A ,Krs-1, and a host of other artist help coin the term Gangsta Rap. Gangsta Rap was a staple of American society back in the early 90’s. Many people remember these artist when they were at the height of their careers. Everyone wanted to be from Compton , South Central, or just the West Coast period.

What Happen to The Art Form?

What happen to the art form called Gangsta Rap? Rap music begin to take a turn for the happy go lucky money chasing, rim driving, and women chasing in the mid nineties with little John, Master P, Puffy, and Cash Money. The corporation change the style of music in my opinion, from the Gangsta type character, to the money getting have fun type character in the music industry during the late nineties.

The Shift In Music Was Coming

Gangsta Rap still existed during this time, but the shift in where the music was going change with the rise of the south. Southern hip hop kicked off wit OutKast, Good Mob, Master P and Cash Money. The industry went were the movement was, and the movement was gaining strength in the south. No longer were people checking for Ice Cube, Snoop Dog and Dr. Dre as much as they were for Master P, Cash Money or OutKast.

Hardcore Rap will probably never come back in the form that it once was! Rap has went through so many phases that people can’t keep up in 2022.

Rap Music – History and Genres | Historical Rap Music

Gangsta Rap: Some say Gangsta Rap first emerged on the West Coast with N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” release, while others credit Ice T with taking Gangsta Rap to national acclaim. Characterized by lyrics glamorizing

 

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