Crunk: Hip-Hop's Got a New Accent

Southern musicians aren't used to being on the tail end of any genre. After all, the South is where jazz and blues were invented. Where Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the devil so he could play the licks that would become rock 'n' roll. Where Ray Charles realized that gospel sounded just as good outside of church. So the past 25 years must have been painful for Southern rappers, having to stand by while New York City and Los Angeles rhymers got all the respect and most of the record sales.

Not anymore. The South is finally where hip-hop's...

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