The 10 Biggest Hip-Hop Pop Acts
Everyone take cover! Big, bad Uncle Ice-T is pissed off with Hip-Hop again.
In his upcoming VH1 documentary, Planet Rock, the Original Gangster took his frustrations with rap culture out on Rick Ross for being a “fake” rapper and talked about the days when rap and Pop didn’t cross paths, saying:
“Rap was a counterculture that went against pop. But when you have Rihanna singin’ on your records and you’re doin’ records with Katy Perry, that’s no longer rap.
“It’s pop music, pop using rap delivery. When you hear Lil Wayne sayin’ ‘I got a chopper in the car,’ you go, ‘Yeah, right you do.‘”
We get it Uncle T, Rick Ross used to be an correctional officer, but so what, we like his music, so get over it.
And when it comes to rap being Pop music, we actually like that too.
It’s not 1980’s anymore, when rappers used to rap about killing cops and gang bangin’. Well ok, they still do rap about killing cops and gang bangin’, but that’s not the point.
It’s a new day in Hip-Hop. Nowadays it’s acceptable for a rapper to do a song with Katy Perry or Rihanna and still be considered Hip-Hop.
It’s ok to have fun, party, pop bottles and sing about love.
Instead of downing artists for crossing over and expanding rap into different genres of music, we should embrace them.
So while Uncle Ice-T puts on his best mean mug and frowns upon Hip-Pop music, here at HipHopWired, we applaud them and salute the The 10 Biggest Hip-Hop/Pop Artists in the game for supplying our party rock soundtracks.
View our list on the next pages.