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Leaders Of The New West: 10 Hip-Hop Acts Bringing The West Coast Back


10 Hip-Hop Acts Bringing The West Coast Back

From N.W.A. to Dr. Dre’s classic The Chronic, Snoop Dogg’s rise to super stardom and Death Row’s dominant success with Tupac Shakur, Hip-Hop belonged to California during the late ’80’s and early ’90’s.

But since Pac’s murder in 1996, the downfall of Suge Knight and Death Row, and Dr. Dre’s seeming refusal to release Detox, the West lost it’s reign on rap with the emergence of New York crews like Roc-A-Fella and the Ruff Ryders, Southern dynasties like No Limit and Cash Money, and Midwest stars like Eminem, Kanye West and Nelly, who would dominant rap charts through the late ’90’s and new millennium.

Although, what goes around, comes back around, as over the last few years, there has been a resurgence of new blood and fresh rap talent coming out of the Golden State, positioning themselves to bring the Hip-Hop crown back to the West Coast.

From Tyler, The Creator to Lil B, here’s our guide, some artists you may know, others that you need to know, who are the Leaders Of The New West.

Peep the page #’s below to see who got next in the West!

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    Fu@k west coast rap!!

  • DD

    What about Death Grips?

  • oddfuturearewack

    Odd Future are gimmicky trash and this “Hip Hop” is setting the west back not forward.

  • Why is Hopsin not on this list? He’s the best from the west that’s out right now. Actually, he’s the best that’s out right now. Period.

  • replace lil b please haha.. he aint bring nothin back besides more problems

  • Minnesota Black

    Jazzy’s this “K Boy” ( I am California Mix Tape ) all day its one of the best mix tapes ever from a west coast rapper… Jazzy Management all I can say is you should be one of the top guys in Forbes I’ve been following you for years Your time is coming mannnnn… Jazzy’s educated a lot of us out of towners on the business…