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8 NY Hip-Hoppers That Are Still Picking Up On the Dirty South

Jul 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm |
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1. South of Montana

French-Montana

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French Montana was born in Morocco and raised in the Bronx, but he spits his singles with a southern inflection and a regional beat. His nasality and call-and-response techniques are pointing southward.

Styles of hip-hop have always ping-ponged from east coast to west coast and upward from down south–because when a sound is hot and owns the radio waves, other regions wants to try it out.

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