Dirty South // Southern Hip-Hop and Rap

By Musique_Concrete Musique_Concrete
updated over 9 years ago

from Wikipedia:
Southern hip hop, also called Southern rap, is a genre of American music influenced by hip hop that emerged from a late-1980s club-oriented vibe in southern U.S. cities, including Little Rock, New Orleans, Shreveport, Houston, Dallas, Virginia, Nashville, Atlanta, Charleston, Memphis, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, Birmingham, Mobile, Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Jacksonville, Jackson, and Baton Rouge.[1][2][3] The music was a reaction to the 1980s flow of hip hop culture from New York City and California, and can be considered a third major American hip hop genre, after East Coast hip hop and West Coast hip hop.[4] Many early Southern rap artists released their music independently or on mixtapes after encountering difficulty securing record-label contracts in the 1990s.

  1. Cupid (2)

    see the "Cupid Shuffle"

  2. DJ Screw (2)

    The pioneer of the chopped & screwed mixtape sound.

  3. 13

    Fat Pat

  4. Hypnotize Minds

    Memphis, TN, label run by Three 6 Mafia.