Best Of Southern Hip-Hop\Rap Artists – Part 3

8Ball & MJG

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8Ball & MJG is an hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee. The two rappers met at Ridgeway Middle School (Memphis, Tennessee) in 1984. In 1993, the duo released their debut album Comin’ Out Hard. They went on to release On the Outside Looking In (1994), On Top of the World (1995), In Our Lifetime (1999), Space Age 4 Eva (2000), Living Legends (2004), Ridin’ High (2007) and Ten Toes Down (2010).

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Scarface

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Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper and music producer. He grew up in Houston, Texas and is a member of the Geto Boys. He is originally from the city’s South Acres (Crestmont Park) neighborhood.[3] In 2012, The Source ranked him #16 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time,while About.com ranked him #10 on its list of the 50 Greatest MCs of Our Time (1987-2007).

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The Clipse

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Clipse was an American hip hop duo, formed by brothers Gene “No Malice” Thornton and Terrence “Pusha T” Thornton, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 1992. The group was affiliated with the production team The Neptunes, and in 2001 signed to their imprint Star Trak Entertainment.

They Founded the label of Re-UP Gang .

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Three 6 Mafia

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Three 6 Mafia (formerly known as Triple Six Mafia) was an hip hop group formed in 1991 in Memphis, Tennessee. Their style has been variously described as Southern hip hopcrunkhardcore raphorrorcore and gangsta rap. In 2006 the group won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 78th Academy Awards for their song “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp” from the movie Hustle & Flow. The group released their debut album Mystic Stylez in 1995 through Prophet Entertainment, a record label they co-created but later relinquished control of in favor of a new label that they also created but had full ownership and control of, Hypnotize Minds. Their musical style—which initially featured dark, menacing beats with equally gritty lyrics—gradually moved to a less dark style. Two of their albums are RIAA-certified PlatinumWhen the Smoke Clears: Sixty 6, Sixty 1 (2000) and Most Known Unknown (2005), the latter featured their well-known single “Stay Fly“, which itself achieved 2x Multi-Platinum (Double Platinum) RIAA certification status. The group’s final studio album, Last 2 Walk, was released in 2008. The group last recorded in 2012. Three 6 Mafia’s worldwide album sales stand at 5.5 million as of 2016. The group is widely considered as being the main influence of early horrorcore, “crunk” music of the 2000s, and the sound of modern underground hip-hop.

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Mystikal

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Michael Lawrence Tyler (born September 22, 1970), known professionally as Mystikal, is a rapper and actor from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Well , He’s the only rapper with a James Brown type of voice , He worked with Pharrell , R&B Singer Joe and many more .

Mystikal’s debut album, Mystikal, was released on New Orleans-based independent record label Big Boy Records in 1994. The album was one of Big Boy’s most successful and gained major success for Mystikal.[2] In 1995, he found himself involved in conflict with fellow New Orleans rappers signed to rival Cash Money Records, including U.N.L.V., Lil Wayne & B.G.. They dissed him on tracks like “Drag ‘Em in Tha River” by U.N.L.V. and “Fuck Big Boy” by The B.G.’z. He struck back with the diss “Beware” which was on his second album, Mind of Mystikal. Mystikal’s sister, Michelle Tyler (with whom he had close ties), sang the chorus on “Not That Nigga” and her fate became a major influence on Mystikal’s music after her untimely death. The songs “Dedicated To Michelle Tyler”, “Murder” (both on Mind of Mystikal), “Murder 2”, “Shine” (both on Unpredictable) and “Murder III” (on Let’s Get Ready) refer to her murder. It wasn’t long after their beef that Mystikal and Lil Wayne decided to squash it and become collaborators.

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