By the middle of the 1990’s hip-hop had hit all regions of the country hard and they all began to shape in their own unique ways. In the south hip-hop took some time to really live as a respectable genre. Blues, R & B, Jazz and Country music were the music that the south knew and loved for years. Hip-hop was something new and for some time it was not embraced into the southern culture.
With groups like the Ghetto Boys in Houston, UGK also in Texas, Three 6 Mafia and 8Ball & MJG in Memphis, and Jermaine Dupree and his So So Def camp in Atlanta, hip-hop slowly but surely has reached the point it is today. These groups along with some others were the pioneers of hip-hop in the south. They paved the way for the next generation to be able to make the music that is reshaping hip-hop across the country. Without a leader no one will advance, these pioneers of the south have proven that the south’s version of hip-hop, although different, has become well respected.
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