From Crunk to Snap to Trap: A Brief History of Southern Hip Hop

Hip hop has developed and evolved in many parts of the U.S. — and the world — but few regions have created as many unique subgenres and rising stars as the American South.

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The earliest days of hip hop essentially pitted two rival regions against each other: East Coast vs. West Coast. However, these delineations largely referred to just two locations — New…