When you listen to hip hop in the south right now there is a sound that seems to be heard in a lot of the new generation artist. This sound seems to be getting hatted on quite a bit by some that feel hip hop should sound a certain way or be portrayed a particular way. What a lot of them dont realize is this sound has been around in the south long before the generation and artist they try to give the credit to and has been done very well on top of that.
When you hear that choppy rap style that so many seem to hate on now most of the time now it gets credited to some of the more popular artist of this current time. But really a rap group from Memphis, Tennessee started this amazing sound back in 1991. When Three 6 Mafia hit the scene it was different than anything that ever hit wax. I feel this track gives you a good taste of what hip hop in the south was like back then and what the swag. You will be able to hear the influence it had on today's southern hip hop and where the sound comes from. Click play kick back and take a ride through true southern hip hop.
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About the Curator: Adrian “Science” Robinson
Adrian “Science” Robinson is a producer, audio engineer, & artist manager who has a love for music that stems from a family long history of singing and dancing. He attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for music & video production, and later worked very close with one of Florida’s major independent record labels. He has lots of fond memories old and new that seems to tie in with many songs, and loves to share them with others. After working with multiple recording studios, independent labels, & internet radio stations, he moved on to publishing music for independent artist in the independent music community.
6 February 2019
I love it when a musical connection is made! I’ve been banging on about Zero 7 and then their offshoot, Fragile State, on this curation and then what happens? I come across someone new with a name that sounds like I should like them – Ambient Jazz Ensemble – and who’s central to them? None other than Neil Cowley…
30 January 2019
I can barely believe that I’ve let this curation go so long without more than a passing reference to the legend that is Peter Gabriel – though Genesis feature here with “Cinema Show” from “Selling England By The Pound” which has him on lead vocals…
22 January 2019
In keeping with the “world” themes of this curation, Bliss hail from Denmark, though their collective owes as much to influences from Guinea and Sweden! They first appeared in the early 2000’s which really was the halcyon period for ambient chill stuff it seems – a golden age? …