The Chronic is the solo debut album of American hip hop artist Dr. Dre, released December on Death Row Records, and distributed by Priority Records. Everybody knows about The Chronic! This album helped launched the careers of Snoop Dogg, Warren G others.
I chose to pin this ad to highlight how the media has portrayed hip hop culture and the controversy surrounding rap music. From the hype of the East Coast-West Coast rivalry that shadowed the murders of rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. To the demonization of rap music in the wake of shootings in a cross the country, it seems that political and media groups have been quick to place blame on rap for a seeming trend in youth violence.
Southern hip hop, also known as Southern rap, South Coast hip hop, or Dirty South, is a blanket term for a subgenre of American hip hop music that emerged in the Southern United States, especially in Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Memphis, and Miami. The music was a reaction to the 1980s flow of hip hop culture from New York City and the Los Angeles area, and can be considered a third major American hip hop genre, after East Coast hip hop and West Coast hip hop. http://reapersworld.com/