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Southern hip hop
Stylistic origins Hip hop - Bounce Music -
Cultural origins 1980s, Dixie, US
Typical instruments Drum machine - Turntables - Rapping - Sampler - Synthesizer - Human beatboxing
Mainstream popularity high in 2000s
Derivative forms Crunk
Subgenres
Bounce - Snap Music - Miami Bass - Atlanta hip hop
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Southern hip hop, also called southern rap, is a form of American hip hop music that emerged from a late-1980s club-oriented vibe in southern U.S. cities, including New Orleans, Asheville, North Carolina, Houston, Nashville, Atlanta, Memphis, Birmingham, Mobile, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville and Baton Rouge.[1] 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.[2] Many early Southern rap artists released their music independently or on mixtapes after encountering difficulty securing record-label contracts in the 1990s.[3]

Notable musicians

References

External links

  • Eyesoda.com [1] Film New Flavors: The Emergence of Southern Hip Hop (2008)
  • 'Ya Heard Me': A documentary film about a regional version of hip-hop specific to New Orleans called Bounce.
  • News about Southern hip hop artists.
  • HoustonRapMusic.com Local Houston Rappers and Hip Hop Artists.







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