The Evolution Of Gangster Rap [1985 - 2019]

Hip-Hop Evolution Of Gangsta Rap, Best Rap Songs Of Each Year, Most Popular Rap Songs Of 2019, Best Hip-Hop Songs 2019.
Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle. The genre evolved from hard rap into a distinct form, pioneered in the mid-1980s by rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T, and was popularized in the later part of the 1980s by groups like N.W.A. After the national attention that Ice-T and N.W.A attracted in the late 1980s and early 1990s, gangsta rap became the most commercially lucrative subgenre of hip hop. Many (if not most) gangsta rap artists openly boast of their associations with various active street gangs as part of their artistic image, with the Bloods and Crips being the most commonly represented. Gangsta rap parallels other indigenous gang and crime-oriented forms of music, such as the narcocorrido genre of northern Mexico.
Hip-hop has arguably been the best genre of music in the past two decades. As hip-hop maintains its title, a lot has changed about the genre, such as the lyrics. Hip-hop has two phases, old school and new school each of which give off a different vibe.
Old School “Hip-Hop” has music based prevalently on African American culture. Artists such as Tupac, Biggie Smalls, and Eazy-E often rap about the struggles of growing up in a racialized environment and the work they put in to get where they are today.
In popular songs such as “Changes” by Tupac and “Juicy” by Biggie Smalls, the artists explain how they went from “negative to positive” as Biggie put it.
Old school hip-hop is still popular today and is regarded as “classic” by many hip-hop fans.
“New school” hip-hop has different types of lyrics. Rappers from today’s generation sing typically about girls, money, and cars they have. Some even sing about how they do dr*gs, drink alc*h*l, and party which sets a bad example for some listeners. Some of these rappers today did not have it as hard as rappers back in the old days. Also Hip-hop artists now are racially diverse, so African American culture is not necessarily found in music today.
People who grew up listening to Tupac, Biggie, Eazy-E, and so on typically do not enjoy hip-hop in today’s era. Songs written when rap was introduced were lyrically better because rappers were able to tell a story using words that rhyme and flow.
Some songs are also more appealing to fans because they can relate to the struggles their favorite rappers faced.
People of this generation are used to listening to new school hip-hop which is the most played genre on the radio. These same fans reject old school Hip-Hop as a part of the music genre. There are even rappers who know nothing about the most influential Hip-Hop artists.
Growing up listening to Eminem has caused me to fall in love with him as an artist. He introduced me to Hip-Hop. But I noticed a change in the music industry. Artists wanted to be part of the mainstream industry and they had to change their music to fit into the mainstream category.
Because of new artists in hip-hop, many lessen known artists are rarely noticed. These artists are said to be “underground.” Underground rappers usually do not make it big because they have music related to the messages embodied by old school hip-hop artists would say.
Some people think old school Hip-Hop is better than new school Hip-Hop. And there are many people who prefer underground Hip-Hop to mainstream Hip-Hop. What do you think?
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    Hip-Hop UniverseHip-Hop UniverseVor 9 Monate
    • cream is one of the greatest songs of all time

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    • As far as the thumbnail I wouldn't consider DaBaby a gangster & I don't think he consider him as a gangster

      xLIE ReesexLIE ReeseVor 29 Tage
    • Midnight Club Still Cancelled Soz bro you’re even here lol

      Rátt PâkkRátt PâkkVor Monat
    • IMHO Ice Cube is better 2pac, but I respect both of 'em

      Dark NetDark NetVor Monat
    • My favourite one is Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It (2008) by Ice Cube🤙🏿

      Dark NetDark NetVor Monat
  • J Cole Eminem ?

    Vikky MusicVikky MusicVor 33 Minuten
  • I love the way as soon as Eazy said “tell me where the fuck u found an anorexic rapper” snoop came up after 🤣

    jane lessjane lessVor 36 Minuten
  • My favourite is still Ice Cube and 50

    Simon MagesSimon MagesVor Stunde
  • Tupac exposed DE-visions search

    John LovellJohn LovellVor 5 Stunden
  • Easy E was real gangsta the rest not a case but sell out

    John LovellJohn LovellVor 5 Stunden
  • This generation rap is not Gangstar

    Edwin BautistaEdwin BautistaVor 8 Stunden
  • Eminem ?

    joao do vraujoao do vrauVor 12 Stunden
  • And why the fuck didn't they put Eminem on?

    Stiven STStiven STVor 12 Stunden
  • You Know How We Do It 1993 ?????

    MathieuMathieuVor 15 Stunden
  • Dad chief keef ?

    Cristóvão Ribeiro BrandãoCristóvão Ribeiro BrandãoVor 15 Stunden
  • if u know you wont juge any of these rappers

    Cell Jr.Cell Jr.Vor 21 Stunde
  • балумба чек😎😎😎

    EGREGRVor 23 Stunden
  • who else turned the sound off when 69 came up

  • If I've pinned it right it took the worst turn in 2011

  • Pop Smoke ?

    MrAbouChakaaMrAbouChakaaVor Tag
  • 2017 new wave

    Yung KaibaYung KaibaVor Tag
  • NWA is a group that talked about Murders...But the murder happened to a BDP group...Everyone says Compton is most dangerous in the 80's...But the facts say the Bronx was more dangerous...LA Murderate in 80's 1500 Brooklyn & Bronx 2000..

    Nedim LokvancicNedim LokvancicVor Tag
  • BDP Crimainal Minded 🔥🔥🔥🔥

    Nedim LokvancicNedim LokvancicVor Tag
  • 1985: G want 2 be rappers 2020: rappers try 2 be G

  • What happened after the 2010~ish it just goes retarded Accept Ice Cube on the O. G.

    Mateja StoiljkovicMateja StoiljkovicVor 2 Tage
  • 90s - 2005 rap music was the best

    Pasha ZiggPasha ZiggVor 2 Tage
  • 6ix9ine sucks

    AkameAkameVor 2 Tage
  • Eazy-E, 2pac love❤️❤️

    Venchi [Block Strike]Venchi [Block Strike]Vor 2 Tage

    D-SIRED-SIREVor 2 Tage
  • CAN WE BRING OG RAP PLZ THIS NEW RAP IS SO FUCKING TRASH THATS WHY I QUIT RAP And then i went to Dubstep but im not leaving dubstep

    D-SIRED-SIREVor 2 Tage
  • 1988 had the best gangsta rap in my opinion.

    NoobMasterNoobMasterVor 3 Tage
  • night lovell ?

    luka mattluka mattVor 3 Tage
  • 1988 is my favourite year of rap

    A kind Of Dude NLA kind Of Dude NLVor 3 Tage
  • you forgot Eminem

    Nathan CorsonNathan CorsonVor 3 Tage
  • 2PAC FOR LIFE !!!

    DavidDavidVor 3 Tage
  • Nle choppa is killing it damn

    Ets GhettoEts GhettoVor 3 Tage
  • I am Asian and thanks to hip-hop cause I learned so much about African-American's Culture 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

    Andreas Yos SiahaanAndreas Yos SiahaanVor 3 Tage
  • Spread the message

    Δον ΝινοςΔον ΝινοςVor 4 Tage
  • tekashi more gangsta then eminem/drake, he about that life, oh wait

    Tristan RossTristan RossVor 4 Tage
  • So real rap died 2014

    Caleb Walker jonesCaleb Walker jonesVor 4 Tage
  • Blueface is gangster rap🤔

    nodir turaevnodir turaevVor 4 Tage
  • where are Eminem&

    Султанбек МахсуддиновСултанбек МахсуддиновVor 4 Tage
  • Mane, 95% of this video wack af

    pedro joelvespedro joelvesVor 5 Tage
  • After 2008, I turned this video off. It sounds creepy and gay

    Brat MilutinBrat MilutinVor 6 Tage
  • 6ix9ine doing gangsta rap? The only thing he knows how to do is screaming in his songs and being a snitch 😂✌🏼

    Alvaro Mora SeguiAlvaro Mora SeguiVor 6 Tage
  • 1997, nirvana influence enters hip hop. It was stated that the music video for "make me say uh" was inspired by the music video for smells like teen spirit.

    elijah caballeroelijah caballeroVor 6 Tage
  • this shit fire but where is EM

    Aäron WithofsAäron WithofsVor 6 Tage
  • From N.W.A to 6ix9ine , Nle choppa,Blueface , Bobby shmurda. Thats sad

    Δον ΝινοςΔον ΝινοςVor 6 Tage
  • Should have just stopped at 2008

    Rafael SuarezRafael SuarezVor 6 Tage
  • snoop dog

  • 10 Years Later.. 💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩💩

    TatSTatSVor 6 Tage
  • I think It started in 1987

    L E G E N DL E G E N DVor 6 Tage
  • I liked old rap better but, i gotta admit it, black people have changed, badly... 😔

    Ivan Is WrightIvan Is WrightVor 6 Tage
  • Rap now days is so shit I with we could bring back NWA BOGGIE SMALL AND 2PAC they were the true legends 👑👑

    Austen FagenceAusten FagenceVor 6 Tage
  • 69 is not a gangster

    B SmukB SmukVor 7 Tage
  • From n.w.a and 2pac to snitchnine and blueface 🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️🤦🏿‍♀️

    Adan CabdiAdan CabdiVor 7 Tage
  • I think old school its a realy gangsta rap, not like some gays how in our time

    simion binijisimion binijiVor 7 Tage
  • this shit is rap. this doesn't mean that i dont like nowadays rappers like trippie uzi migos and other but, this is real ganster rap. not dababy and shit.

    Mace WinduMace WinduVor 8 Tage
  • I love how they not put 6ix9ine on get the strap 😂

    Mang SuepMang SuepVor 8 Tage
  • 00' was 50,em dynasty

    Mang SuepMang SuepVor 8 Tage
  • Beware y’all, we got a lot of butthurt old heads in the comments...

    401Beats401BeatsVor 8 Tage
  • Rap took a big turn in 2012

    El Piojo VoladorEl Piojo VoladorVor 8 Tage
  • XXXTENTACION - Riot and other

    Dmitry ShulgunDmitry ShulgunVor 8 Tage
  • put 2pac and 6ix9ine on the same list, what a shame

    AdriansantamariAdriansantamariVor 8 Tage
  • I think bitch please 2 n murder murder should be in this

    ariel adryariel adryVor 9 Tage
  • Depois de 2010 começou a merda

    Lliins_ RprLliins_ RprVor 9 Tage
  • 2003 and 2004 nice too

    Slim Tim TrackzSlim Tim TrackzVor 10 Tage
  • 99 was da shit huh

    Slim Tim TrackzSlim Tim TrackzVor 10 Tage
  • I Forgot bout bone

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  • Soulja slim

    Slim Tim TrackzSlim Tim TrackzVor 10 Tage
  • Not enough Wayne n hot boys

    Slim Tim TrackzSlim Tim TrackzVor 10 Tage
  • Anybody listening to the video: Me: Def Jam!

    YT WaduhekYT WaduhekVor 10 Tage
  • 6ix9ine shouldn’t be in here, he should be put in the evolution of fool’s yo. only him in that list

    CHSNYGamingHDCHSNYGamingHDVor 10 Tage
  • "Where'd you find the anorexic rapper?" 😂😂🤣🤣🤣

    Hello ThereHello ThereVor 10 Tage
The Evolution Of Gangster Rap [1985 - 2019]