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  Italian Rap | Artists -- HH from the Italian Diaspora
While Basel's hip hop pioneer Chejah aka Luana dropped a few lines in Southern Italian dialect on her début CD Seriosistas (her parents are from Calabria), she's raps and sings in English and French.
rapping in Italian, Spanish, and Berne's German dialect.
Sicilian/Puerto Rican Sabac is underground MC out of the Bronx who raps about social issues.
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  Gangsta rap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop music which involves a lyrical focus on the lifestyles of inner-city criminals.
Gangsta rap was pioneered by Ice T, who was influenced by Schooly D's Hardcore rap but still mixed in a lot of social commentary in his lyrics.
Gangsta rap is usually credited as being an originally West Coast phenomenon, due to the influence of Ice T and N.W.A., as acts such as Schoolly D, BDP, and Public Enemy are usually considered hardcore rappers.
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 Talk:Gangsta rap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mafioso rappers such as Raekwon and Nas "Escobar" were strongly influenced by Kool G Rap, who's narrative-drivent styles is tied to East Coast hardcore rap more than anything else.
OK, I thought this was clear, hip-hop is a culture, rap is a music that belongs to hip-hop, thus, there is no such thing as "gangsta hip-hop", and it's not valid to claim that "gangsta rap" is a type of hip-hop, however it's correct to claim that gangsta rap is a type of rap.
In the hip-hop genre, "gangsta rap" is used almost exclusively as a term synonymous with West Coast hip-hop.
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 Gangsta rap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Gangsta rap is a genre of hip hop, often with lyrical subjects based on the violence and misogyny inherent in the gangster lifestyle.
Given that the audience for gangsta rap has become overwhelmingly white, some commentators have even criticized as analogous to minstrel shows and flface performance, in which African-Americans or whites made to look like a fl caricature, acted in a stereotypically uncultured and ignorant manner for the entertainment of white audiences.
Dre released The Chronic, which further established the dominance of West Coast gangsta rap and Death Row Records, and is also the beginning of G funk, a slow, drawled form of hip hop that dominated the charts for some time.
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 Gangsta Rap Diagram @ Fburg.com (F'burg)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
'Mafioso rap' is a hip hop sub-genre which flourished in the mid-1990s.
Fantasized and fictional narratives told by Mafioso rappers are often adapted versions of classic crime thrillers, most notably Bonnie and Clyde, The Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino, King of New York, and Scarface.
is seen by many to have initiated gangsta rap's move towards conquering the pop charts, as he was the first hardcore gangsta rapper to produce albums as a calculated attempt to include both gritty gangsta narratives and polished, catchy, danceable pop productions entirely aimed at the clubs and at the mainstream pop charts.
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 Y2Hiphop.com: V4.0: The Rebirth
Kool G Rap is a legend in the rap industry.
He was a member of the great Juice Crew, he’s the king of multi-syllable rhyming, he is the godfather of underground rap, he is the originator or the Mafioso style rap, and he has released his eighth studio album, “The Giancana Story”.
One of the first songs that G Rap recorded under Rawkus records was “First Nigga” which was produced by DJ Premier, and to everybody’s disappointment that song was nowhere to be found on the album.
www.y2hiphop.com /reviews/koolgrap.html   (585 words)

  
 Gangsta Rap Relation @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Aside from electro hop, early pioneer gangsta rap artists, including most notably Ice-T, gained underground fame in the Los Angeles area during the mid 1980s.
In 1992, former N.W.A member released The Chronic, which further established the dominance of West Coast gangsta rap and Death Row Records, and is also the beginning of G-funk, a slow, drawled form of hip hop that dominated the charts for some time.
It is the pseudo-Mafia extension of East Coast hardcore rap, and was the counterpart of West Coast G-Funk rap during the 1990s.
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 The 411/Dollars & $ense
And as is the case with most rap albums these days, there is a plethora of guest appearances (six of the cuts feature guests).
With Rap Life, Tash takes rap back to the days when artists were more concerned with their audiences enjoying themselves rather than simply reciting their "rap" sheets, whether they be real or imagined (this is not to be taken as a dis to anyone).
We get a glimpse of rap star as son, as father, and as a product of his environment as well as his own sense of destiny.
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 Living Encyclopedia of Global African Music - Living Encyclopedia - The New School Hip Hop Revolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The potential brilliance of Mafioso rap has often been undermined by hip hop purists who claim that the form is not relevant to hip hop.
Though Mafioso rap is heavily criticized by hip hop purists as materialistic and unrealistic, Kool G Rap's unusual and unique flow, delivery, and ability to paint vivid imagery with his rhymes make him the Godfather of Mafioso rap.
G Rap's bursts of verbal aggression, intertwined with his trademark of the hook lisp, is a major reason why he is widely regarded as an emcee's emcee by true fans and peers.
www.aainnovators.com /CMS/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=442   (8120 words)

  
 :: MVRemix: Album Reviews - Kool G Rap - The Giancanna Story ::
When Kool G Rap went solo, he was still respected but never made a huge mark with his solo albums "4,5,6" and "Roots Of Evil".
His songs are littered with references to guns, drugs, violence, Mafioso vernacular, and the word "Thug." Most of all, Kool G Rap does hold his own and finally released a solid album.
Even though Kool G Rap's verses and storytelling skills are all strong along with his delivery and lyrics, the female sung hook ruins the track.
urban.mvremix.com /reviews/2002/koolgrap.shtml   (1514 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on 4, 5, 6 - Kool G. Rap at Epinions.com
Kool G. Rap's liquid flow, backed by some incredible beats, made this album a cult hit, but it never garnered any sort of mainstream success, and is constantly overlooked.
Kool G. Rap's flow is absolutely disgusting (in a good way), as he manages to become my own personal "king of timing".
Straying away from the mafioso, cinematic rhyming that brought him to the table and focuses more on street poetry and storytelling, as well as retrospection.
www.epinions.com /content_147144281732   (1474 words)

  
 Raekwon the Chef :: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... :: Loud/RCA
In 1995, hardcore hip hop was dominated by two factions: the gangstas of the West coast, and the gritty thugs that came out of the East.
Rap founded Mafioso rap longbefore this album was even recorded the steelo had not yet been popularized.
A lot of the people utilizing the Mafia rap style nowadays act like being a big time criminal is nothing but fun and games, neglecting to ever mention the downside of the lifestyle.
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 Definition of old school rap
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 Salisbury rappers trying to make their mark
In the world of rap and hip hop — traditionally dominated by performers from New York — a new breed of rappers has successfully proven that, to put a spin on the cliché, the “Dirty South” will rise again.
The new CD is a “resurrection kind of album,”the title alluding to a new, improved Mafioso label that has been reconstructed to support serious products of U.W.I. and other performers who pay for studio time.
Rap started to become a popular form of entertainment in the late 1970s and early ’80s with New York rappers like the Sugar Hill Gang.
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 test - Binary Revolution Forums
Gangsta rap, also known as hardcore hip-hop, was the name given to the subgenre of hip hop which often involved lyrical subjects based on the violence and misogyny inherent in the lifestyle of street thugs and gangsters.
The term "Gangsta rap" is ususally used to refer to the music describable as such coming from the West Coast or the South; East Coast hip hop artists and fans tend to prefer the "hardcore hip-hop" descriptor.
Given that the audience for gangsta rap has become predominately white, some commentators have even criticized as analogous to minstrel shows and flface performance, in which African-Americans or whites made to look like a fl caricature, acted in a stereotypically uncultured and ignorant manner for the entertainment of white audiences.
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 Gangsta rap -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Gangster rap was pioneered by Ice-T, who was influenced by Schooly D's crime-raps but still mixed in a lot of social commentary in his lyrics.
Los Angeles' Ice T is often credited as the first gangsta rapper due to his influential "Six n' da Mornin'" and other aggressive, gritty recordings (like Rhyme Pays, 1987); his first rap in 1982 included references to guns, "hoes" and "niggers", but he remained a low-key rapper until 1986.
Many other artists such as Philadelphia's Schoolly D (The Adventures of Schoolly D, 1987, and the song 'PSK'), Kool G Rap ("It's a Demo", "I'm Fly"), N.W.A, BDP's first album Criminal Minded, and Grandmaster Flash's hit "The Message" are crucial to the foundations of the genre.
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 Welcome to Yo La La !, the French Rap podcast! | Main / HomePage
The French rap market is in no way comparable to the US market so most of these guys are far from being millionaires.
Part 2 of the gangsta/ghetto/street rap show, featuring rappers from the 94 area (with an intro by Kennedy himself!), various other areas and members of the Mafia K'1Fry crew.
Following a discussion on the forum with a Yo La La! listener, here's a special on French gangsta/ghetto/street rap, or "rap de rue" as we call it.
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 DAILY BRUIN ONLINE - Sound bites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Big Pun's latest addition to what should be renamed Mafioso rap lets everyone know how much his talent and presence in the rap industry will be missed.
The slick-styled raps this South Bronx native worked so hard to perfect shine through in his latest album "Yeeeah Baby." He was given life in rap by artists and groups such as Fat Joe, Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony and Cypress Hill, and he went on to breathe new life into the industry as a whole.
The song includes elements of the proper 18th century classical era, some flamenco-like guitar riffs and Pun's condemning rap that his enemies will be shown no mercy.
www.dailybruin.ucla.edu /db/issues/00/04.24/ae.soundbites.html   (1599 words)

  
 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Deviating from past Wu-Tang efforts and heralding a narrative-driven concept that redefined the Gangsta Rap genre, Raekwon's solo album is widely considered to be one of the greatest albums of hip hop in the 1990s.
Raekwon's hypervisual narratives, chronicling the crime underworld of drug trafficking and the luxurious pleasures of the high-end illegal business, led many to draw comparisons with Kool G Rap (considered as the progenitor of Mafioso rap).
Since then, the album is widely regarded as the quintessential hip-hop recording of the 1990s, spawning a myriad of imitators and influencing several prominent hip-hop artists such as Nas (who subsequently adopted the Wu-Gambino inspired alias, "Escobar") and The Notorious B.I.G. (who made the transition from "thug" to "kingpin" between his debut and sophomore releases)[4].
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Only_Built_4_Cuban_Linx   (590 words)

  
 Kool G Rap :: The Giancana Story :: Koch Records/Rawkus
Rawkus Records seemed almost desperate to regain their hip-hop credibility when they signed him, but once he was on the label they could just sit on his career while the hardcore fans waited for an album that would never come.
Usually G Rap albums are dominated by the force of his personality and deep vocals for obvious reasons, but this one features more guest appearances than "Money in the Bank" and "Erase Racism" had put together.
While G Rap is and always has been a legend of loquacious lyrics in hardcore hip-hop, many today are unaware of his legacy or why even rappers like the late great Big Pun would bow down and kiss his ring in respect.
www.rapreviews.com /archive/2002_12_giancana.html   (700 words)

  
 Timeline of trends in music (1980-present)
Ice-T's "6N' Da Mornin'" is the first nationally successful West Coast rap single, and is often considered the beginning of modern gangsta rap
Dre releases The Chronic, setting the tone and pace for gangsta rap in the rest of the decade, a slow, stoned West Coast rap called G Funk; Ice T's band Body Count loses their record deal with Warner Brothers after the song "Cop Killer" ignites controversy
Mafioso rap, a largely underground phenomenon, peaks with Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Mobb Deep[?]'s The Infamous[?] and AZ's Do or Die[?].
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on It Was Written [PA] - Nas at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
If there is one recurring pattern throughout It Was Written, it's that fact that a majority of the tracks have this cinematic feel and an atmosphere that's often eerily reminiscent of a mobster flick.
Veterans like Raekwon and mafioso pioneer Kool G. Rap have established their careers with this style of rhyme, but as well as Nas does it he simply doesn't mesh as well as he does being the intellectual and reflective scribe.
If you can't comprehend Nas as a mob kingpin you might lose interest after a while, but there's no denying that Nas comes from a breed of emcees which can pull off a lyrical style which isn't their normal approach, when he puts he mind to it.
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 HipHop New CD Titles
Ice-T is the blueprint for the rap Mafioso, but he was more articulate and intelligent than most of the copycats he inspired.
LL Cool J is one of the very few in rap who can aspire to the title of Greatest of All Time.
Her debut, "Dirty Harriet" is chock full of the tightest of rhymes, as well as ace production by Pete Rock and DJ Premier, among others; it rocks with the self-assurance of a young MC Lyte.
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 Kool G Rap Roots of Evil 1998 » Torrentspy.com
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Kool G Rap - Roots of Evil (1998)
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 The New School Hip Hop Revolution
Somehow, G Rap has become an undeserving victim in a nationwide conspiracy designed to keep him from Platinum plates.
For several years afterward you couldn't find a rap thug who wasn't "politicking," slinging cut-up gangland narratives like a ghetto John Woo or Martin Scorsese, doling out guest appearances to his crew like loot from a job, and striving all the while to keep it as raw yet richly detailed as Rae did.
Though the CD's 18 tracks present a series of episodes instead of a unified dramatic sweep, Raekwon's storytelling evokes senses of rapid motion, kamikaze faith, loyalty, and focus in the midst of high-stakes tumult that, together, convey more about his mindstate than any straight autobiography could have.
www.aainnovators.com /Archives/Articles/New%20School%20Hip%20Hop-JKRhee.htm   (8071 words)

  
 Gangsta rap
Gangsta Rap: No Comments Allowed for Anonymous, please register; complete lyrics, i think: i don't sleep motherf**ker off that yak and the bourbon.
Article presenting the results of a content analysis of gangsta rap music's violent and misogynist lyrics.
based on your criteria, if gangsta rap is gnostic, then donald trump and members of the mafia are gnostic, too.
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 NAS - GOD'S SON | NEW RELEASE | RAPINDUSTRY.COM
late Tupac Shakur -- permission to use this powerful recording was given to Nas by the Shakur estate -- and the combination of these two brilliant street poets rapping together is both eerie and unforgettable.
God's Son's mixing of the sacred with the profane is most evident on the
Rap Industry ] [ Hip Hop News ] [ Rap Music ]
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 AskMen.com - John Cena
And he's successful in both endeavors, cutting rap tracks and winning several titles in the ring, including the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Championship.
You'd have to be out of your F-ing mind to hate on a wrestler whose signature move is called the F-U. He played hunter "Big" Tim Kingman on the UPN television show Manhunt.
It wasn't a hit with fans initially, but they came around because of his clever raps about other wrestlers.
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