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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    • Regulate is the best of all time

      Cannabis VegasCannabis VegasVor 8 Stunden
    • I'm from the Midwest n I don't here shit from btnh SMH...they was very successful from the Midwest...dam shame u didn't really mention them...

      Matt HargettMatt HargettVor 11 Tage
    • Hip-Hop Universe AYE THIS NIGGA SAID 😂 Gangsta rap

      Fake curls FakeFake curls FakeVor 18 Tage
    • (Says East) No Memphis Rap

      Bob RossBob RossVor 22 Tage
  • 9:22 2Pac shirt🤗😖😭

    Stīvs StīvaisStīvs StīvaisVor 9 Stunden
  • i love the eras of music from 90’s to present but it’s crazy how much it’s changed. you go from pac to dababy

    josh jenningsjosh jenningsVor 13 Stunden
  • do you really have to put ganster rap if that is what started rap

    Fish JuiceFish JuiceVor 13 Stunden
  • Camelot

    Korzh PeterKorzh PeterVor 18 Stunden
  • Some of these wasnt even gangsta rap

    IEM BasketballIEM BasketballVor 23 Stunden
  • Kendrick and Jay Rock are such a good duo.

    Ethan MainEthan MainVor Tag
  • MKBHD is that you? 4:23

    ShareThatAspectShareThatAspectVor Tag
  • from spittin out rhymes they be mumbling it now

    AiharaAiharaVor Tag
  • gucci mane is so fucking trash I genuinely don't understand how he got so popular

    OhhhBirdyOhhhBirdyVor Tag
  • I just realized that it’s mostly black people, I don’t got a problem with it but I just notice it

    ASAP DugASAP DugVor 2 Tage
    • ASAP Dug hmmm maybe bcs rap is dominated by black people

      Username79Username79Vor 4 Stunden
  • HOt nigga hit hard

    Elijah KufalkElijah KufalkVor 2 Tage
  • LOVE SOSA O END OF NO End that shit fire

    Elijah KufalkElijah KufalkVor 2 Tage
  • who here after 6ix9ine became a snitching rat

    Young ChipperYoung ChipperVor 2 Tage
  • All these peeps looking for eminem have probably never even heard Infinite, his first and only good album in my opinion

    Redeye ROBRedeye ROBVor 2 Tage
  • Most of these new guys ain't even hip hop, don't get me started on 21 savage sound like a 5yr old with zero flow and no lyrical skills what so ever, just goes to show the dumbing down of our society as a whole is in full effect

    Redeye ROBRedeye ROBVor 2 Tage
  • 10:58 OG twin towers

    mitvssiormitvssiorVor 2 Tage
  • Jay Rock raps like an angry pitbull

    Hp.ShadyHp.ShadyVor 2 Tage
  • 2019 lIlTeCaaaaaaa

    Kenzie BourassaKenzie BourassaVor 3 Tage
    • Fuck lil tecca

      SKD_ CascadeSKD_ CascadeVor 2 Tage
  • Where Trick Trick feat. Eminem - «Welcome to Detroit» (2005)?

    Beastie CappadonnaBeastie CappadonnaVor 3 Tage

    Semen GrukhinSemen GrukhinVor 3 Tage
  • i thought love sosa came out 2013 xD

    iits_IViits_IVVor 3 Tage
  • Rappers nowadays only know 2 words to rhyme ay and yuh

    Big Boy ALBig Boy ALVor 3 Tage
  • The rap today is soo awful🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 I miss the 80s and 90s rap

    Cynical BoiCynical BoiVor 3 Tage
    • Not all rap from today is bad

      SKD_ CascadeSKD_ CascadeVor 2 Tage
  • Wait was there wu tang

    julian montieljulian montielVor 3 Tage

  • To long

    Dog ManDog ManVor 5 Tage
  • you boomers

    Jockif & da boysJockif & da boysVor 5 Tage
  • Leave it up to blueface to mop his damn yard

    evanger5evanger5Vor 5 Tage
  • 24:20 Rest in peace

    XxXcringe guyXxXXxXcringe guyXxXVor 5 Tage
  • eminem? Where are you?

    BAZUKA177 BAZUKA177BAZUKA177 BAZUKA177Vor 5 Tage
    • Eminem doesn't even so gangsta rap

      SKD_ CascadeSKD_ CascadeVor 2 Tage
  • Bloods Or Crips

    Milen SanchezMilen SanchezVor 5 Tage
  • Y Kodak Black an 6ix9ine in this video😂

    CrowCrowVor 5 Tage
    • Crow kodak good and real but snitch9 ya he don’t deserve it at all

      Jockif & da boysJockif & da boysVor 5 Tage
  • How the fuck is 6ixnine gangster rap?? He is a snitch. A fucking faggot. SMH..

    Rowley SyukurRowley SyukurVor 5 Tage
  • Why is that before 2010 all the music sound similar

    Andrew SwankyAndrew SwankyVor 5 Tage
  • Where is wiz at tho

    Silver AssassinSilver AssassinVor 6 Tage
  • Y’all know Bobby changed the whole game 🚫🧢

    junior estevanjunior estevanVor 6 Tage
  • Kool G Rap the definition of Gangster rap the King of gangster rap top 5 for sure

    RazahRazahVor 6 Tage
  • work

  • love sosa

  • Your listening to West Coast Classics with DJ Pooh

    jeremiah Rjeremiah RVor 6 Tage
  • 4:24 tupac with hair?

    jake mandelajake mandelaVor 6 Tage
  • People need to make a song about sold school rap

    Dario ValenzuelaDario ValenzuelaVor 6 Tage
  • RIP Tupac and b.i.g

    Dario ValenzuelaDario ValenzuelaVor 6 Tage
  • after 2013, rap became shit and no one raps like how rappers did in the 90's it's just mumbling

    Deli 20051229Deli 20051229Vor 7 Tage
  • Were the fuck is wayne at boi trippin

    Nehemiah EstradaNehemiah EstradaVor 7 Tage
  • I just love Eazy's voice


    FutureSplash llFutureSplash llVor 7 Tage
  • what the actual fuck happened smh

    gay cuntgay cuntVor 7 Tage
  • were is eminem

    Savage AceSavage AceVor 7 Tage
  • aint ice t a tv cop now

    Taylor RoughTaylor RoughVor 7 Tage
  • 1:50 meet Bobby Shumurdas dad lol

    Isaac YarnellIsaac YarnellVor 7 Tage
  • 3:18 is that the mafia?

    chxseing _ytchxseing _ytVor 7 Tage
  • Wanna know the difference? Gangstas rappers we’re really gangstas not no more

    MacaroniMacaroniVor 8 Tage
  • That thumbnail got me fucked up.

    dahliaa's beautydahliaa's beautyVor 8 Tage
  • real muthafkin g's is greatewst of greatest

    jashan deepjashan deepVor 8 Tage
  • Where tf is eminem

    Jaxon SpurlingJaxon SpurlingVor 8 Tage
  • N.W.A ans EAZY-e were the original og’s and had the same beat i usually still listen to them

    depressiondepressionVor 8 Tage
    • Original original gangster smh

      Guido BoumanGuido BoumanVor 6 Tage
  • 6ix9ine? Blueface? NLE Choppa? None of them deserve to be on this list. Blasphemy

    Robert ClarkeRobert ClarkeVor 9 Tage
  • Rip Nipsey Hussle

    Joshua BlakeJoshua BlakeVor 9 Tage
  • More like the de-evolution

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  • Where is Ransom at

    Alex and LexAlex and LexVor 9 Tage
  • Damn, my favourite gangster rapper here: Y.G

    Epicviolance 123Epicviolance 123Vor 9 Tage
  • Wu tang clan are not gangster rap ok

    Alex CroweAlex CroweVor 10 Tage
  • this is very inaccurate

    Solace BeatsSolace BeatsVor 10 Tage
  • All of the 80s song sound the same

    Fred OcampoFred OcampoVor 10 Tage

    Sharp_Shark2586Sharp_Shark2586Vor 10 Tage
    • Nah

      Matt Da SlackerMatt Da SlackerVor 6 Tage
  • Where TF are all lil Wayne's classics??????????????

    TheSteFF44TheSteFF44Vor 10 Tage
  • Damn is no one gonna mention Freddie Gibbs

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  • 0:22 Comethazine’s grandfather

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The Evolution Of Gangster Rap [1985 - 2019]