Rapper Singer And The Hip Hop Essay

1823 Words Dec 8th, 2016 8 Pages
Rappers today all have, or should have, their own unique style. If not their own unique style, they should come with their own sound, look, and background. For example, five names which I selected tend stand out among others in the Hip-hop community. These names being: Drake, Future, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, and Eminem. Drake, a Canadian rapper-singer, is currently one of the highest selling artists today. His style and pop-rap sound has found a way to produce hit after hit. Future is a southern rapper from Atlanta, Georgia who comes with his own unique “Trap” style and “Mumble” rap that is a major influence on up and coming rappers currently entering the industry. Kendrick Lamar, a rapper from Compton, California is an artist whose style is greatly influenced by old school West Coast Hip-hop and different elements from funk, free jazz, and poetry. J.Cole is an artist from Fayetteville, North Carolina, whose style is heavily influenced by old school and East Coast rappers such as Jay-Z and Nas. Eminem, born in St.Joseph, Missouri is an artist who credits his technique to influences from all of the various he listened to growing up. His career is one that spans almost two decades, holds records along with many awards, and is glorified with his numerous accolades from notable sources like Rolling Stone, who called Eminem the “King of Hip-hop”.
One thing that these five names brought to the table, besides their originality, was progress. Before them, no one brought what they…

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