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.