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Ab Soul, Cordae, Chance The Rapper, Denzel Curry, Earl Sweatshirt, Hopsin, Jaden, Joey Badass, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Lupe Fiasco, Tierra Whack

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Future, J.I.D., Kodak Black, Latto, Polo G, Sofaygo, Young Thug

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Bobby Shmurda, Fivio Foreign, Lil Durk, Nardo Wick

Rage Rap

Playboi Carti, Sheck Wes, XXXTentacion


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Asap Ferg, Asap Rocky, BIA, Coi Leray, Flo Milli, Giveon, Ice Spice, Ken Carson, Lil Uzi Vert, Logic


Big Sean, Cardi B, DJ Khaled, Drake, Eminem, Foster Lancaster, Iann Dior, Jack Harlow, Kanye West, Pharrell, Post Malone, The Kid Laroi, The Weeknd / Abel Tesfaye
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Music is for everyone but difficulty allows the craft to be valued. Decades ago, hip hop was pioneering metaphors, flow-switches, jokes, and tongue twisters. Rap ability was the emphasis. Now, it's much more about heritage authenticity. 

Heritage authenticity is often demanded by close-minded skeptics that believe in maintaining social norms, but the strange trade off is that those audiences seem to respond positively to traditions even when they aren't their own.

Although we believe that bad music is harmful in selling urban culture, it's refreshing that people have banded together to integrate poverty. Talent, education, and opportunity are great, but they aren't fairly dispersed and shouldn't be mandatory.

It seems that we've learned from the past and become numb to generational cliches due to experience-based wisdom, but there needs to be a balance between making life fair and making music that generates support.

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