The De-Regionalization Of Hip Hop

What region has a choke hold on the rap game right now? None. We’ve went through phases  of regional supremacy from the West(G-Funk Era, Gangsta Rap, etc…), East(Boom Bap, Mafiaso, etc…), and South(Crunk, Snap, etc….). Rap has evolved tremendously since those days and most of those subgenres don’t even exist anymore. In today’s hip hop, you usually can’t even tell where a rapper is from unless they tell you. Rappers such as Drake, J. Cole, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, and Kendrick Lamar may rep their hometowns, but won’t reflect a regional stereotype. The culture is spread all over the country now. My question to you is what region do you think had the best run in hip hop? and do you ever think there will be another regional takeover?


About Andrew Barnett

Young writer from Alabama. Music lover and enthusiast. I've been a writer for years now and I write about any and everything. From news and politics to music and sports. Lover of research and learning.
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One Response to The De-Regionalization Of Hip Hop

  1. Anonymous says:

    This is probably because producers are spreading their sound across the whole u.s. where as back then each region had their own styles and producers.

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