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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Key Moments In Hip-Hop History

 


Hip hop is more than music; it’s a cultural movement that incorporates different elements of art. Before there was Lil Yachty, Young M.I.A., or YNW Melly, there was a world of hip hop artist who's name rain supreme even still today.


Back when music was real, artist had the opportunity to shine in their own distinctive way. Rap is one of the most distinctive features of hip-hop. Rappers use rhythm, lyrics, and vocal tone to express themselves. The best rappers are distinguished by their “flow” – the way the words run together without the performer getting tongue-tied.


Take this journey with me into the world of hip hop as we define all the odds to our culture. Note: When I mention hip hop, I don't mean rap music. They do not fit into the same category as each other.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

V-LO The Maestro (@VLOsWorld) - "Can't Phase Me"

V-Lo The Maestro has had a lifelong passion for music. Like so many independent rappers, his dream was to be able to see his music video on BET television, a goal that he’d held on to ever since he was a child in his rural hometown of Washington, Louisiana. With a population of roughly 943, Washington, Louisiana is a small town with one stoplight and no Walmart. Here, students are transported by yellow school buses to the nearest city for classes. Washington is the place where V-LO The Maestro, as an independent rap artist, began to think outside of the box and reach for opportunities beyond what he was limited to locally. “I always knew if I made the music and produced a quality product, I’d find a market. The Internet has made it possible to take the sound out of the country, around the world, and bring it back home.” V-LO has been able to build his music audience organically, through grassroots efforts and an active Social Media presence. He’s grown his Instagram to over 100,000+ followers and his collaboration, “Tipsy,” featuring Kevin Gates, the impassioned rapper from Baton Rouge, earned 25,000 Spotify downloads while the music video reached over 1 million views on V-LO The Maestro’s Facebook artist page. V-LO’s music has made its way into rotation by famed DJs, including DJ Flex. These milestones helped pave the way for what had been V-LO’s dream for quite some time. Directed by Majacul, footage for “Can’t Phase Me” was filmed with permission at Nissan Stadium and features a string of exotic race cars—the Ferrari F430, Rolls Royce Ghost, Corvette, and BMW i8. The video tallied 200,000 views on Youtube. On April 4th 2019, the music video for “Can’t Phase Me,” by V-LO The Maestro made its BET television debut, an achievement that is also a monumental first for the residents of Washington, Louisiana. In recent years, New Orleans had become the state’s pipeline for rap talent, introducing Cajun flavor to rap music lovers through the likes of a bevy of artists, including Master P and son Romeo, Silk the Shocker, Mystikal, Birdman, and Lil Wayne (Weezy). They are among the most influential rappers in the industry, and their signature sound has become coveted by audiences worldwide. According to Nielsen Music reports, Hip-Hop/R&B is now the most dominant genre in the United States. Music streaming has now become the preferred medium, with rap artist Drake shattering music streaming records with an astounding 8.2 billion plays. One added benefit of digital distribution is that it also opens up opportunities for focused, independent music artists. A rap artist like V-LO The Maestro from Washington, Louisiana, a rural area nowhere close to New Orleans, could create and promote music from his hometown that reaches audiences in major cities, as well as in other countries. “Not everyone is going to believe in your dreams,” says V-LO. “Some might even come out and tell you your ideas are crazy because they don’t believe what you are trying to do is even possible. But whatever your talent, do it well. Do it with passion. Own it. And be bold enough to represent. I’m from a small town, but I didn’t let that stop me. I am so grateful that BET television has given me this opportunity.”

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The Evolution Of Gangster Rap


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.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hip Hop & Drug Culture


We make excuses for the negative impact of rap music because it has given so many young black males a way out of the hood; but for every ONE that it gives an exit, it entraps thousands more.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Lejetski - Univers ++ Banger

 


French rapper Lejetski melds spirituality with heart and soul of hip-hop on energetic debut single 

PARIS, FRANCE – Spirituality meets hip-hop and rap with upbeat vibes on new music from Parisian artist Lejetski, co-founder of the label French Slime Rich with Issa Smith. With a punchy vibe filled with lots of energy ready to get fans all over the world turnt up, this 20-year-old artist’s fresh new sound is paving the way for a whole new niche within the hip-hop genre. His latest single “Univers ++ Banger” is his introduction to the world, and brings to light his mission to bring spirituality to the world of hip-hop and rap. It’s his debut single – and when it comes to debuts, this is one of the most outstanding to hit the music industry in a long time. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Who Is The King Of Rap?


How do one put a label or tag someone as the king of rap? How do you mix classic rap tracks with today's style of music?

Tupac would probably be the most influential rapper of all time, while Eminem holds the record as the highest selling artist.

The first “Rap” song to ever hit the radio was a joint called “Rapper's Delite” by a group called the Sugar Hill Gang. Rapping first gained popularity in the U.S. in the 1970s as a kind of street art, especially among African American teenagers.

Rap music is cited as the biggest music genre in the world with some of the best selling artists ever. From MC Hammer to Biggie, the Beastie Boys to Eminem, these are the best-selling rap albums to hit music stores.


The Wrap-Up Magazine wants to debate with you on who is the greatest rapper. Everyone has their own opinion on who is the best. Leave a comment below and be sure to share.

Whether it's spitting a flow on the stage or competing for the No.1 spot on the Billboard charts, hip-hop artists are always getting into some type of battle.

While some people are still debating who the king of R&B is, Gucci Mane is mulling over who is the king of rap, and according to him, it shouldn't be the genre's previous champion Eminem.

Like it or not to be the king of rap you have to achieve both commercial and artistic success, and it really matters how much a rapper has sold.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Cold Ca$e could be spending his life in prison. He and his family are making music instead 

Cold Ca$e could be spending his life in prison. He and his family are making music instead 

As Thomas Sipes describes it, he’s lived a “hellacious” life. It was only a few years ago that Sipes, better known as East Coast rapper Cold Ca$e, found himself staring down 99 years in prison. He faced a third felony charge in California, a state where a “third strike” can mean life behind bars.“During that whole time it was like a transition time for me,” says Sipes. “I was trying to mature as a person and a father and I was trying to get out of the whole hustle game, get out of selling drugs and get away from street life. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Cory Davidson - I Like To Party


Feel-good vibes and upbeat grooves take center stage from energetic rapper Cory Davidson on new single ‘I Like to Party’ 

ELWOOD, IN – Anyone who knows Cory Davidson knows that he’s a little rowdy. Growing up in Elwood, Indiana, he ran with a crowd that included popular Country Rap artist Chris Hosier, and their group was well-known for being hard-headed, up-all-night partiers. He likes to party, and his new single invites others along for the ride with its upbeat vibes and catchy hooks. “I Like To Party” is not only a statement from an artist whose lifestyle is all about having a good time; it’s also a genuine feel-good vibe that’s perfect for the summer. 

Monday, November 1, 2021

Torazz (@TorazzM) F/ TZIE - "Baby, I Gotta"

Torazz and His 4EYMG Labelmate TZIE pair up on his latest Sexy and Provocative Single, "Baby, I Gotta" Singer and songwriter Torazz is a 4EYMG artist from Prince George's County, Maryland, and creates a new genre of music that he likes to call R&B/Pop. He sings R&B while the beat behind it is Pop, then merges the two streams into one unique style of music. Torazz is a self-described funny guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. Music has always been his outlet. He makes his music to help people get through their adversity, just as music has helped him get through his. "Music is my therapy. Music got me here" - Torazz Growing up as an only child appeared lonely for Torazz. As a teenager, with hormones raging and the feeling that his parents just didn't understand- music was like a friend and confidante. When he was eleven years old, he began to write poems and put beats behind them. He grew up with music that his dad listened to often. Also, he was inspired at a young age by the music of Trey Songz, whose mixtapes and albums his dad would play. Although Torazz is not a rapper, he loves listening to Drake, whose music style allows him to sing along with rap. "Singing and writing music gave me the feeling that I was talking to someone who could relate to what I was going through" - Torazz Torazz's experience while attending the annual Fairmount Heights Day celebration was a thrill-filled turning point, and he knew from that moment on that his music would take center stage in his life. His cousin Durell, who is an A&R for 4EYMG, asked him to go up on stage and sing. It was the first time he had ever sung in front of a large audience. Torazz had a couple of jobs before making music his job. He used to be a manager at DollarTree and later worked at Amazon. But the music never feels like a job to Torazz. "Music is just a lifestyle at this point." He has been in a couple of sessions with other artists to give them input, but his main focus is on his music. "Learn to network, and understand that you don't know everything" - Torazz Torazz believes in staying open-minded with wisdom- he takes to heart what he does. His priority is God and having a stronger foundation of people around him who "believe in the moment." He is confident in his musical artistry and assures everyone that his work with '4EYMG' will be just the beginning of a string of artistic successes. His progression from just a year ago has been phenomenal as he tests his limits and breaks barriers, taking the music seriously above all other distractions. Now that he's working to find that single to become his city anthem. "Believe me- there is more to come!" Be sure to connect with Torazz on social media and digital music platforms.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

[Video] K1NG ZOE - FEEL1NG AMAZ1NG | @K1NG_ZOEBSG

There’s a new rap king on the rise and his name is K1NG ZOE. Hailing from Miami, Florida, the lyricist is making waves with his debut single “FEEL1NG AMAZ1NG” as his powerful lyrics bring feel good music back to its essence. Encouraging others to always feel good about themselves, despite the pressures of society, “FEEL1NG AMAZ1NG” will have people’s mood in high spirits from sun up to sun down. Following in the footsteps of some of his rap mentors like Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, Ice Billion Berg, Billy Blue, Jay-Z, ZRO, and Wiz Khalifa, to name a few, K1NG ZOE explains why he’s on a mission to infuse empowering meaningful lyrics back into music: “My music is inspirational and it is very relatable. As people sing the lyrics to my songs, they have so much passion because it’s not just a good hook and a fire beat. It’s their life story! I say the things that people want to express, but aren’t sure how others will view them after it’s been said. Everybody wants to be the “toughest gangsta” in a lot of Rap songs today but my music explores the importance of being human, making mistakes, and learning from them to turn mistakes into income.”   K1NG ZOE, a retired US Navy vet, has had an innate love for music since he was a child. In middle school he participated in the school’s band ensemble, furthering his passion for music. While on active duty, he served as a Hospital Corpsmen and it was during his tour in Afghanistan where he started writing about his experiences while there. Upon his return to the states and while continuing to serve his country, he began to record and release his music through the popular global music platforms, “SoundCloud” and “DatPiff Mixtapes.” “Lines of a King” was his first released mixtape which was played first by DJ 100K in December of 2012. Since then K1NG ZOE has been honorably discharged and has fully devoted himself to fulfilling his appetite for music.   Always having the true spirit of a leader, K1NG ZOE started his own company “Black Sneaker Entertainment” that encompasses a radio station as well as a record label. He is now slated to release a catalog of new music with up and coming artists under Black Sneaks Entertainment/Against All Odds Music Group. Currently working on his debut EP “Season of Revenge” for 2019, K1NG ZOE will also blow you away with his singles “73 featuring Ice Billion Berg” and “FRANCO L1NK.”   Speaking of “FRANCO L1NK,”he explains, “Everyone measures how successful you are by comparing it to some material worth. They’re checking for how big your crib is or the type of foreign you drive. As for myself, a Franco Link is my chaining day. No pun intended. After the countless sacrifices made to reach my pinnacle, a Franco Link speaks for it all. I want to be able to have the power to make a phone call and change someone’s life completely. And while doing it, that Franco Link will sit just right.”   K1NG ZOE is just getting started and it has been a very promising start. As with all great creators, he has embarked on fulfilling his entrepreneurial vision. Stay tuned as he declares,    “My only limit is that which I impose on myself.  
Social Media: All handles @K1NG_ZOEBSG

Friday, June 15, 2018

Independent Record Labels You Should Know


From independent icons like XL Recordings and Sub Pop to newer teams like 88 Rising and Mind of a Genius, here are some of the essential labels you should know. As always, we encourage you to do your own digging and share your own favorites with us, but as long as you discovered just one new label, artist, or piece of music that you love from this list, then we did our job.

From legendary indies to internet-based upstarts, these labels are all doing something special.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

GB Flame - Want it my way

 

“Emotion$ 2” Burns with Passion as GB Flame Gets Lyrical about Real Life

LOUIS – Independent hip hop and rap artist GB Flame is not holding back with his latest album, “Emotion$ 2.”Packed with melodic rhymes and smooth hooks, he brings real-life issues to the forefront while keeping it real and offering hope for a better tomorrow. 

“Growing up in St. Louis has made me trauma-informed. Seeing a lot of tragedy and then seeing how people interact with each other in the city made a great impact on my music,” said GB Flame. “With my music, I’m going for a positive outlook and bring some positivity to the world.” 

Combining his love for hip hop and rap, “Emotion$ 2” is packed with songs of both genres. Influenced by Lil Wayne’s iconic ability to deliver catchphrases and punch lines, Flame showcases his versatility by switching from lyrical hip-hop to hard-hitting rap tracks. Setting him further apart from others is his vibe and clarity. “Other than the positivity, I have a lot of music with a fast-paced delivery. I also make sure there is a lot of clarity in the music,” he explained.  

Intentionally choosing to write and record songs void of guns, drugs, and sex, Flame is making a difference one song at a time with content many other artists shy away from, such as mental health. 

The eight-track album, “Emotion$ 2,” begins with “Trip The Great (TTG),” which pays tribute to Flame’s best friend who died by suicide. With a melodic tone and slower approach combined with a rapid-fire delivery, “Trip The Great (TTG)” focuses on the pressures of everyday life and especially those facing the black community. “The song is more about just opening up yourself when you feel closed; just having a conversation and using the words to seek help because, in our community, people don’t speak about those problems,” he said. 

Displaying his ability to perform hip hop, “Contraband” puts Flame in the elite group of artists who can do it all. Representing his gritty side while blending his unique artistry, “‘Contraband’ shows you that I can get on a beat with my lyrics and make positive music there as well.” 

While “Emotion$ 2” is a worthy album and puts Flame in the conversation as an up-and-coming artist to watch, “Want It My Way” may be the album’s best song that showcases the St. Louis native. With a smooth groove coupled with Flame’s poetic rhapsodies, the message is clear: “Want it my way. I don’t compromise.”  

“In this world, we can be negative or positive,” he said. “I want everybody to look at the world through a positive life and realize there’s a solution for every problem. People need to focus on their own business, and don’t worry about comparing ‘cuz the comparison is what kills people’s pockets.” 

In addition to writing and performing, Flame plays the saxophone and piano and is home in the studio. While he relies on others to mix and master his tracks, Flame prides himself is his creativity, ability to adapt, and work ethic.  

With an upcoming music video in its final stages, Flame gives fans more music, which he drops on all streaming platforms. Recently, “Hats Off,” a freestyling masterpiece shot in his hometown, satisfies fans until his next big release. Until then, fans love “Emotion$ 2” for its bold truth, determined lyrics, and melodic mastery.  

Make sure to stay connected to GB Flame on all platforms for new music, videos, and social posts.

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/album/emotion$-2/1592893807

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1BAlCHcZB0rLxLLgkVjBgJ

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRtSiRB6SpyPU_8N3GZLCXg

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/FlameMusicGroup/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gb_flame/

TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZM84qkfLU/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gb_flame

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Introducing Shadow ‘2 Real’


      Sionte’ Campbell (born September 18, 1992), is a recording artist from Jacksonville, Florida. He was adopted & raised by his grandparents on his father’s side where he came to love & enjoy music. His grandmother (mom) is a minister at a local church where grew up & attended as well as sang in the choir. 

      Outside of listening to gospel, his grandfather (pops) would listen to R&B which greatly captured his attention. He also found a comfort in Jazz while riding with his grandfather on his biological mother’s side. Hip-hop & rap music would come more as he visited cousins, hung out with uncles, watched TV/movies, & visiting his biological mother & two younger brothers who lived in Hinesville, Georgia.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

TWUM Best Rap City Moments

Rap City Tha Basement was one of the top shows to be on in the early 2000's. The show originally started in 1989, helmed by Chris “The Mayor” Thomas. When Tigger took the helm, the show became Rap City: Tha Basement, a format inspired by his mom's house in the Bronx. Back in the early 2000's when BET actually had hourly music television shows, one of the more popular show's was “Rap City Tha Basement“. BET's Rap City is the network's signature music program that embraces authentic hip-hop culture in every shape, form and fashion. Click the links below to see official videos.

 Lil Wayne did a freestyle on the show when Wayne was at his prime. (CLICK HERE) TO WATCH THE FULL FREESTYLE

 Big Tigger had T.I. Harris on his show Rap City Tha Basement for a freestyle never before heard.  (CLICK HERE) TO WATCH THE FULL FREESTYLE

 New York's great DMX and Drag-On visited Big Tigger show Rap City Tha Basement and blessed him with a freestyle to kick the show off. (CLICK HERE) TO WATCH THE FULL FREESTYLE

 Detroit rapper Eminem appeared on Big Tigger's Rap Basement several times. (CLICK HERE) TO WATCH THE FULL FREESTYLE

 Big Tigger's Rap City Tha Basement had a previous feature from the legendary group Dipset. (CLICK HERE) TO WATCH THE FULL FREESTYE

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Ganksta C - For Ma Family

 

Ganksta C showcases impressive flow against old-school vibe on latest hit single ‘For Ma Family’ 

 

DALLAS, TX – Eddie Carey has always been the kind of guy you just want to hang out with because he’s happy and fun and makes you smile when he talks. He tells great stories and just has a carefree, laid-back personality – all of which he showcases on his new single, “For Ma Family.”  

Thursday, March 18, 2021

[Single] MrWalkinLick 'Kilos'

MrWalkinLick was born in Miami, Florida. MrWalkinLick grew up in the heart of the City of Miami. He attended several schools before he finally moved in with his mother in North Miami. His father on the other hand was a well respected man in Africa, so much that when he died, his remains were buried in Ode-Itsekiri AKA Big Warri, a city in southern Nigeria.

After settling down in North Miami with his mother, MrWalkinLick was enrolled in North Miami High School which was where he first gained popularity as a rap artist in 2006, particularly for his remix of “Hustlin’” a song by the Hip Hop artist – Rick Ross which he called “Animal”. It was only a matter of time before Curtiss had every school student in Miami and Broward County rapping along to his song. Soon afterwards, he began performing in high schools across North Miami. In 2006, encouraged by how well he was doing on the hip hop scene for a youngster in the industry, MrWalkinLick decided to pursue a rap career full time.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

#MusicVideo by New Money - "Big Bubble Yum" @Funklordmusic

 


Robert Courtney AKA New Money was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He started doing music at about the age of 11. He was inspired when he heard Jay Z. That is when he fell in love with rap. His cousin and himself had rap battles against each other, doing songs by known artist and he always won. He had to work harder. While in High School he ended up having the privilege of meeting others like himself so they began to rap together and even did talent shows through high school. When he got a little older, decided to become a solo artist and started to focus more on writing his on material so it would be original songs.


Studio time came in and working with different producers. He loves old school rappers more. That’s because the old school rappers had real messages in their songs and they knew how to tell a story. Rappers like Future, Drake, and Kendrick Lamar he paid close attention to. NWA which is one of his favorite rap groups of all time because they were the hardcore rappers that stood up hard for what they believed in as black men in America. And of course Tupac was one of New Moneys favorite solo rapper of all time. He wanted his music to be influential like theirs. A song was hears that helped him to create "Big Bubble Yum".

Thursday, August 26, 2021

NoxBond 32 Degrees

 

Real Life Music, in association with TSO Music Group, and Live Mixtapes proudly announce the upcoming project 32° In  an oversaturated industry, where artists try to compete with each  other, NoxBond stands out as a Mogul, and an expert bar-smith.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Apple And Dr. Dre

+Apple iPhone and iPad Apps, News and Updates and new music mogul +Dr Dre both have a new bio. Now that Apple has officially purchased Beats Music and Beats Electronics, we are left to ponder its broader meanings as the man who once rapped about gangbanging and reefer now becomes a high-profile Apple employee. I believe the deal symbolizes the possible end of an era: an end to Apple as an innovative brand, and a farewell to Dr. Dre as a music maker.

The acquisition is widely viewed as Apple playing catch-up to streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora. Apple’s own press release stressed the importance of Beats Music. As a sign of respect for the Beats brand (and lack of belief in its own), Apple will keep the subscription Beats Music intact, alongside Apple’s own iTunes Radio. Beats Music has hardly taken the world by storm as a streaming competitor to Spotify and Pandora since being launched in January 2014. But Apple Insider reports that the service has a strong conversion rate, with the vast majority of tracks being streamed by paying customers. Meantime, iTunes, which relies on a download model, has seen its sales slump as consumers latch on to streaming services. iTunes Radio, Apple’s answer to streaming, has yet to take hold.

Mark Zuckerberg was riding the momentum of a business built off one compelling idea, that as naturally social creatures, human beings would flock to a digital place where we could emulate our offline social behaviors online. But on top of the core innovation of launching Facebook, Zuckerberg’s massive wealth, and Facebook’s phenomenal growth, was built off pedestrian advertising programs and ongoing tweaks to the core product as opposed to anything newsworthy.
Today Facebook seems to be setting the pace by buying into innovation. And now Apple, having failed to capture our imagination with daring new products in the post-Jobs era, is following Facebook’s lead by doing the same. Earlier this year, Facebook announced the purchase of messenger service WhatsApp for $19 billion, thus acquiring the most popular messaging app for smartphones and a potential rival. Within weeks, Facebook announced another major acquisition, this time shelling out $2 billion for virtual reality firm Oculus. The two acquisitions were but the latest in a long list of examples of Zuckerberg using cash, not innovation from within, to grow.

Under the Tim Cook era, the Apple brand has gradually lost its luster in the innovation department, with the iPad Mini and iPhone 5 coming across as marginal product enhancements as opposed to the major breakthroughs in design and functionality that once disrupted entire industries. Meantime, Apple has complemented its product enhancements with acquisitions: PrimeSense, an Israeli 3D sensing company, Embark, a mapping company, and now Beats.

Even during the Steve Jobs glory years, Apple’s innovations were not always homegrown. For instance, Apple’s own GarageBand app was fueled by the acquisition of Nothing Real and Shake, and of course Apple purchased Jobs’s own NeXT Computer. But the acquisitions contributed to in-house innovations, whereas acquisition seems to be Apple’s sole innovation strategy today.

Dre has come along way since he helped introduced American music fans to the rough, brutally violent gangsta rap genre during his days with NWA in the early 1990s. Through his own music recordings, production work, and business operations, he’s created a legacy of a hybrid artist and music mogul. He helped popularize (and shape) the music of huge hip-hop stars such as Eminem and Snoop Dogg through his studio collaborations, and in the 1990s, he released two stunning albums of his own material, The Chronic and The Chronic 2001. If his music was frequently X-rated, it was also innovative, powerful, and critically acclaimed. But in the 2000s, he released not a single album’s worth of music although he was said to be working on the long-awaited Detox, which has yet to materialize. Instead he focused on production, collaborating frequently with his alter ego Eminem, 50 Cent, and a slew of other artists.
But his biggest production occurred in 2008 with the rollout of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, a high-end, expensive product that made headphones sexy. With his focus shifting toward building the Beats brand with co-founder Jimmy Iovine, his production work diminished. Detox has become rap’s answer to Guns ‘n Roses’s Chinese Democracy: forever in production, never released. Rappers such as Game question whether Detox will ever be released.

Saturday, October 10, 2020

These Are The Top 5 Lima, Ohio Artist That Left The Biggest Impact In Music


These Lima, Ohio artist has stepped up to the plate and will leave there musical legacy over the city's rap culture. The Buckeye state has no shortage of celebrities, but these Top Five artist sure stood out among the rest.


Even though Eastside Po was not mentioned in the article, he is next up on the rising artist list.


Were not saying that these are the best artist from Lima, Ohio, but I am noting that these are the artist who legacy will continue on through time.


In contrast with its East Coast, West Coast and Southern counterparts, Midwest hip hop has very few constants in style or production. Midwest hip hop's first dose of national popularity came in the mid-90s with the extremely fast-paced rappers known as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (Cleveland), Twista (Chicago), Tech N9ne (Kansas City), Atmosphere (Minneapolis), and Eminem (Detroit).


But Ohio, in general, has a rich musical history that makes it one of the most important states when it comes to the evolution of sound in various genres. Everything from shock rock and industrial metal to funk and R&B developed in the Lima, Ohio area.

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