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  West Coast hip hop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
West Coast hip hop, also known as California hip hop or West Coast rap, is a style of hip hop that originated in Los Angeles, California in the 1980s.
West Coast hip hop was also contributed to by scenes based in the Bay Area and Seattle, Washington, which produced artists such as MC Hammer and Sir Mixalot.
As a result of this split, major West Coast cities like San Francisco and LA are now home to not one but multiple hip hop scenes, which are differentiated from each other as much by their politics as by their music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/West_Coast_rap   (913 words)

 Hip hop music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is composed of two main components: rapping (MC'ing) and DJing (audio mixing and scratching); along with breakdancing and graffiti (tagging), these are the four elements of hip hop, a cultural movement which began among African Americans and Puerto Ricans in New York City in the early 1970s.
The terms rap and rap music are often used to describe hip hop music; the terms rap music and hip hop music are generally synonymous, although rap music is usually not used to describe hip hop songs without vocals.
The griots of West Africa are a group of traveling singers and poets, whose musical style is reminiscent of hip hop.
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 Knowledge King - West Coast rap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hardcore gangsta rap from LA achieved little success until the end of the 80s, though Toddy Lee's "Batter" (1985, 1985 in music) and Ice-T's "6'n da Mornin'" (1986, 1986 in music) did have some national exposure.
In the early 1990s, rap was split by a rivalry between the two coasts.
Though West Coast rap remained popular among white audiences, hip hop critics and fans were listening to a new breed of East Coast rappers like Nas and Wu-Tang Clan, with their sparse and menacing beats, reacting against the East Coast's king of pop-rap, Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Records.
www.knowledgeking.net /encyclopedia/w/we/west_coast_rap.html   (574 words)

 MP3.com - the source for digital music!
West Coast Rap dominated the hip-hop scene for the middle section of the '90s, making gangsta rap into a popular phenomenon and establishing Dr. Dre as one of the most influential figures in rap history.
In short, West Coast rap became as eclectic and difficult to pigeonhole as East Coast rap.
Snoop rapped on The Chronic as much as Dre, and his drawled vocals were as important to the record's success as its P-Funk bass grooves.
www.mp3.com /West-Coast-Rap/genre/581/subgenre.html   (6405 words)

 dmusic.com - Forums: Music: West Coast Rap DEAD? South & East Coast Takeover?
The west coast have their share of lyrically tight mc's with Xzibit and Rass Kass running things up there with The Gift of Gab from Blackalicious being my personal favorite and Crooked I perhaps being Suge's best chance at putting his label back into respectability.
West coast rap is okay, and im not a fan of gansterrap, but i love new school and hip hop.
i think that west coast rap is dead, because the few succesful rappers from the westside are dead, with the exception off snoop dogg and dr. dre, all other west coast music sucks, southern rap is off da chain, stuff like pastor troy, oomp camp, 3 6 mafia, outkast,ludacris...
www.dmusic.com /forum/music/1767   (656 words)

 West Coast hip hop - Famous Women   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Electro hop was dance music, and many East Coast critics and hip-hop purists detested it, and electro hop never achieved much mainstream success.
Though West Coast hip-hop remained popular among white audiences, hip hop critics and fans were listening to a new breed of East Coast rappers like Nas and Wu-Tang Clan, with their sparse and menacing beats, reacting against the East Coast's king of pop-rap, Puff Daddy and Bad Boy Records.
West coast hip-hop artists such as Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and, by association with Dre, Eminem, helped to kept a modernized version of the west coast?s G-funk sound alive.
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 .:Cyber Portal - West Coast Rap:.
West Coast Rap dominated the hip-hop scene for the middle section of the '90s, making gangsta rap into a popular phenomenon and establishing Dr.
Up until the mid- to late '80s, West Coast rap mostly imitated East Coast party rap, already considered old-school in its place of origin; however, both Los Angeles and the Bay Area soon proved to be fertile pastures.
Controversial gangsta star 2Pac joined the label in late 1995 and became a crossover superstar with the Dre duet "California Love", and Coolio had taken a more pop-oriented version of the West Coast sound to the top of the charts earlier in the year with "Gangsta's Paradise".
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 Burn-it.net - West Coast Rap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, N.W.A.'s 1989 gangsta-rap landmark Straight Outta Compton set the stage for a more identifiable West Coast style — its sound was hard-hitting and minimalistic, its lyrics alternating between violent hedonism and righteously angry social commentary.
However, West Coast dominance soon crumbled — 2Pac was murdered in 1996, Dre jumped ship, and Death Row CEO Suge Knight was jailed over business practices.
Im not into west coast rap anymore they have been recycling eachothers so many times..
www.burn-it.net /forum/showthread.php?t=15   (576 words)

 Is West Coast Rap Obsolete?
It was not an East Coast vs. West Coast thang, it was a "will you play the real" or "will you play bogus", regardless of the coast.
Not every East Coast Rapper or Hip Hop head is rapping about fantasy, much props and respects to NAS for his introspective lyrics, and clear dedication to the art.
The West Coast needs to very much be apart of this agenda.
www.daveyd.com /kamspeaksout.html   (1011 words)

 West Coast Rap Music: The Executives - Executive Decisions Snippets presented by The Company Records
Please beleive the West Coast is in the buidling.
The West Coast Rap Music movement has to continue and the Executives are here to make sure the message is heard by all regions.
West, and many more, the Executives debut album should be a good foundation for this newly formed company.
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 West Coast Dying? - Rap Basement Message Board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ever since the West has stepped down (circa 1996) rap has gone waaayyy down in quality, so we NEED the West to reclaim its spot and bring back the real quality.
But seein as how westcoast artists don't wanna have the west coast sound and they'd rather have shitty east coast beats *cough*snoop and neptunes*cough* then it won't be happening soon.
He´s not really west coast, trying to be west coast detroity or something.
www.d12world.com /board/showthread.php?t=65877   (603 words)

 CD Baby: HIPHOP/RAP: West Coast Rap - music you will love.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
West Coast rapper/producer B. Down hits the streets with his bangin 3rd solo CD, featuring 14 tracks of major beats, hard lyrics, and major music to ride to...
Rapping is not the only thing Diamonique does, she sings, writes and co-produces as well.
This is that West Coast rap most of you have been waiting for, more importantly its the Bay Area to the fullest.
wwww.cdbaby.com /style/60/all   (9689 words)

 Xtreme Musician: West Coast Rap
West Coast Rap has a funky feel to it, usually involving elaborate bass lines and grooves.
It is heavily influenced by the gang scene in East and South Central L.A., and often is about violence and brotherhood.
Recently, however, West Coasters have been shedding a more positive light on their rap, and society as a whole has seen a positive effect from this.
www.xtrememusician.com /info/artists/genres/56.html   (80 words)

 Interview with Compton Rap Royalty - Lil Eazy-E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Lil Eazy E, oldest son of the legendary west coast gangsta rap icon Eric ‘Eazy E’; Wright, will drop his debut album on Virgin Records – ‘The Prince of Compton’ this January 2006.
Everyone is complaining about the state of rap and hip-hop and where it is headed; well with Lil Eazy E you get the feeling it is headed in a new direction; a real direction.
In reading the interview with Lil Eazy E you will notice he used the phrase ‘Real Talk’ a few times and to borrow that from him – this interview is ‘Real Talk’ with an artist who has a plan and you can tell he is going to make that plan work.
www.prweb.com /releases/2005/10/inktomi294321.php   (410 words)

 West Coast Rap All Stars - We're All In The Same Gang - Last.fm
West Coast Rap All Stars - We're All In The Same Gang - Last.fm
Of all 12 people that have listened to songs by West Coast Rap All Stars, this represents 58.3%.
We don't have an image for West Coast Rap All Stars yet.
www.audioscrobbler.com /music/West+Coast+Rap+All+Stars/_/We%27re+All+In+The+Same+Gang   (109 words)

 Epinions.com - The big four of early-'90s West Coast rap
There are those of you who think early-'90s West Coast rap is worthless and interchangeable.
It's fast-hitting, hard-edged P-Funk rap with extra vocals from Lady of Rage (her best verse, I'd say) and Warren G. And that segues to...
No doubt inspired by the 1994 movie of the same name, this is some downright psychotic rap music.
www.epinions.com /musc-review-D19-580CD82-39206F1D-prod2   (788 words)

 The Game aims to revive West Coast gangsta rap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Uninterested in music at the time, he turned to stealing cars and other crimes, but was shot five times in 2001 when thieves invaded his drug-selling spot.
Appearances on underground mixtapes rapidly led to a deal with super-producer Dr. Dre, who has tutored The Game and overseen his debut, "The Documentary." Released Tuesday, it's expected to be among the year's top-sellers, and could move up to 600,000 copies in its first week.
The C-A in question is California, where the seminal gangster rap scene has slumped in popularity recently as Dre looked elsewhere for talent (finding Eminem in Detroit and 50 Cent in New York) while pioneers like Ice Cube eased out of music.
www.azcentral.com /ent/music/articles/0122thegame.html   (816 words)

 Real Talk with Kam: Is West Coast Rap Obsolete? published by SOHH.com
Since I left the rap scene, I have noticed that rap has become the most compromised art in the Black community. America is calling for a "War on Terrorism." There is a definite war going on.
They want some nourishment, they want vegetables, they want diversity in the art game.  The West Coast needs to very much be apart of this agenda.
It should be no secret that the Rap game has a lot of prostitution going on.  And if you prostitute yourself, by compromising your skills then you will get recognized by those who control the media.
www.sohh.com /article_print.php?content_ID=3686   (422 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on We're All In The Same Gang - West Coast Rap All-Stars at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Without question, rap artists were at their most responsible in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, when the pro-fl/non-violence movement was at its peak.
Not to be outdone, West Coast rappers assembled by organizer Michael Concepcion, came together for their own musical plea against senseless violence.
It’s interesting to hear all the different styles of rapping on one track, though the ideological stands noticeably ring hollow on a few of the artists’ verses -- specifically those belonging to the minority of All Stars who made their fortunes glamorizing the lifestyles this song attacks.
www.epinions.com /content_100176400004   (765 words)

 HHD Forums - Re-ignite West Coast Rap
Working to continue to reinvent West Coast hip-hop is Los Angeles' own Damion Young, aka Damizza.
Damizza's plan to form a West Coast coalition includes his internationally acclaimed Baby Ree Mix Tapes; Volume 2 is hosted by Pamela Anderson; Volume 3, hosted by various entertainers, is set to be released by the end of 2004.
Los Angeles, which claims original rap icons such as Ice-T, N.W.A and Snoop Dogg, has long awaited its dues to rightfully be recognized in the growth and diversity of hip-hop across all borders.
www.hiphop-directory.com /forums/showthread.php?t=3789   (280 words)

 NewsPro Archive
And once I get with the players from the West that matter, that make a difference, that really need to be at this muthafuckin' situation, we will proceed to give you more information, and have you with us so you can check it all out with your own two eyes.
West Coast rap pioneer Mixmaster Spade is in grave condition due to injuries from a motorcycle accident that took place 2 weeks ago.
Creatively, rap is at a stand still, and Bleu Collar brings an end to the stagnation with songs like, "Makin the Rounds" and "And a night with the Mayor and Chuck Taylor" that showcase the group's intriguing personalities and personifies their 'ahead-of-our-time style.
www.dubcnn.com /arc2-2005.html   (11562 words)

 Rapdirt.com - The Death Of West Coast Rap?
Former rapper Kam wrote his thoughts on what many deem the death of West Coast rap, mostly because the controversial message isn't popular with corporate radio.
Kam opens his editorial saying, "Since I left the rap scene, I have noticed that rap has become the most compromised art in the Black community.
But there is a continued war on the poor, the ill, the disenfranchised, the women, and the Black Man. But I what I am asking us to observe-is the continued War on West Coast Rap." Read more.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Music / Styles / Hip-Hop & Rap / West Coast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When people talk about the resurgent hip-hop underground of the late 1990s, they're usually talking about the West Coast, Northern Cali uprising--and when they talk about that movement, chances are good that, somewhere between Company Flow and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, there will be some mention...
That is not to say that Snoop Doggy Dogg (The Chronic marks his debut) and Dre's raps are for everyone; the subject matter is the sex, drugs, violence,...
The trio of L.A. Latinos has the commercial clout and its raps are mercifully free of the misogyny, homophobia, and anti-Asian, anti-Jewish racism that so often mars the genre.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/761104   (1064 words)

 West Coast Rap on Almondnet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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Read about west coast rap in the free online encyclopedia and dictionary.
Egyptian Lover and others were developing their own sound, which came to be known as West Coast rap.
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 CD Baby: HIPHOP/RAP: West Coast Rap - music you will love.
CD Baby: HIPHOP/RAP: West Coast Rap - music you will love.
This is a rap album that will get you movin-n-grovin out your seat.
This group brings a style unlike any other from the West Coast.
www.cdbaby.com /style/60from/evor   (407 words)

 eBay - west coast rap, CDs, DVD items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
West Coast Gangsta Rap, Hip Hop Music Videos DVD Vol.
West Coast Rap: The Renegades - Various Ar...
VA-West Coast Rap All-S: We’re All In The Sa (Disco 12) 
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